Looking ahead, the Kino Border Initiative prepares for its January board meeting and annual Phoenix fundraising dinner in March. In addition, learn about a Tucson photography exhibit about the border, on display through mid-December, and a touring interactive exhibit about the refugee experience from Doctors Without Borders.
- Phoenix Dinner: Save the date for the KBI’s annual fundraising dinner in Phoenix on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Look for more information about the event and purchasing tickets, please call Darci Haydukovich at 602-467-8825 or look for updates at: https://www.kinoborderinitiative.org.
- January Board Meeting: KBI board members will have their first meeting of 2017 on January 19 in Nogales, Sonora. Look for an update from their discussions and planning in an upcoming newsletter.
- Interactive Traveling Exhibit about the Refugee Experience: A free, outdoor exhibit, “Forced From Home,” designed to raise awareness about the plight of the more than 65 million displaced people in the world has recently completed its tour of northeast U.S. cities. Mounted by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the interactive exhibition is an educational effort to encourage visitors to contemplate the dire circumstances that cause individuals and entire families to leave their homes, risking possible separation from loved ones, permanent exile, and death. Visitors are asked to confront the basic questions faced by refugees—what to bring, how to proceed, where to seek safety—while learning more about the conditions, choices, and suffering endured by those who leave everything they know. Exhibit dates and locations for 2017 and 2018 are yet to be determined. For more information about the exhibit, including refugee stories, please go to: http://www.forcedfromhome.com. And check out this podcast from New Yorker contributor and recent MacArthur fellow Sarah Stillman about her visit to the Manhattan installation: http://www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/sarah-stillman-on-simulating-the-refugee-experience.
- Borderlands Photo Exhibit: There’s still time to visit the fascinating photography exhibit, Lens on the Border: Creative Resistance from the Eyes of Four Borderlands Photographers in Tucson’s Historic Y main lobby before it comes down on December 14. These powerful images from photographers Krista Schlyer, Raechel Running, Khaled Jarrar, and Bill Hatcher capture the border in illuminating and unexpected ways. Sponsored by the Sierra Club Grassroots Network, the Historic Y, and the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center. Exhibition info: Historic Y, 738 N. Fifth Avenue, Tucson. On view now through December 14, Monday–Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm. Free. http://sierraclub.org/borderlands/photo-exhibit.