Our education team is available to be present, either virtually or in-person, at your school, church, or organization to discuss a variety of topics related to immigration and our work in Ambos Nogales, which could include a presentation about the following:
- US-Mexico border realities and current policies
- How KBI and other faith groups are responding to the humanitarian crisis
- Undocumented immigration and the causes and possible solutions
- Catholic social teaching and incorporating reflection about our beliefs and concerns regarding immigrants and immigration
Since KBI’s inception, we have been offering eye-opening, informative, reflective Immersion Experiences ranging from 3-6 days. Our Immersion Experiences are focused on transformative experiences for participants as well as developing long-term partnerships with organizations such as high schools, universities, and churches to create more welcoming communities across the United States.
We offer participants an opportunity to spend time with migrants and asylum seekers, learn from their stories, and understand the broader context of the border and immigration.
Because of higher vaccination and lower infection rates on both sides of the border, we are once again offering in-person immersions. These Immersion Experiences allow participants to cross the border to Nogales, Sonora to meet with migrants and asylum seekers, tour our resource center, accompany the Kino team in providing humanitarian services, as well as hike in the desert, converse with ranchers in a rural town in southern Arizona, visit organizations in Tucson, and reflect on legal issues and the immigration system.
Immersion Experiences are intended to humanize the immigration issue and to recognize its complexity, while emphasizing accompaniment of migrants on their journey. Over the course of the experience, there are spaces for reflection on the experiences and times to plan follow-up activities and action.