We invite you to review the KBI’s latest news, watch a recently posted Kino Teens video, and attend the Southern Arizona events listed here—one a fundraiser for the KBI—that raise awareness about border issues and the migrant experience.
- KBI Annual Report: The KBI 2014 Annual Report is ready and available both online and in print. Please take a look and share it with your friends. To download the digital version, go to: https://www.kinoborderinitiative.org/annual-report/.
- Immigrant Integration Conference: On Friday, October 2, Father Sean represented the KBI at a conference on immigrant integration held in El Paso, Texas, and participated in a panel called “Rethinking the Border from a Faith Perspective.” The conference was sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the Border Network for Human Rights, and the Hope Border Institute.
- Kino Teens Video: Watch the latest Kino Teens video of the sixth annual Border Days, a four-day gathering in July focused on educating high school students about the realities of the border and fostering community. During this immersion experience, 39 students from California, Delaware, Tucson and Nogales, Arizona attended presentations, volunteered at the comedor, hiked in the footsteps of the migrants, and met to discuss ways to respond to the crisis at the border. Find this video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iAvyo9t_u0&feature=youtu.be.
- KBI Tucson Fundraiser: We hope you can join us for An Afternoon Fiesta in Tucson, a Tucson fundraiser for the KBI, scheduled for Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 4:00–6:00pm, at the home of Joaquín and Bernadette Ruiz. It is $75 per person and the registration form is available at https://www.kinoborderinitiative.org/afternoon-fiesta-rsvp/.
- Tucson Arts Talk: The Tucson-Pima Arts Council is sponsoring an artist talk by internationally renowned, San Francisco-based artist Ana Teresa Fernández entitled Art, Feminism and the Border. She will discuss her site-specific works that encourage reflection about the connections between gender, migration and identity as part of her state-wide residency with Arizona State University Performance in the Borderlands during October. Thursday, October 8, 7:00–8:30pm, TPAC Conference Room, 100 N. Stone Ave. #109, free, but please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tucson Brown Bag Lunch: The United Nations Association Center of Southern Arizona in Tucson will focus on the issue of immigration for its October Brown Bag Lunch and Presentation. The guest speaker will be local journalist Margaret Regan, author of the recent Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Bring lunch; coffee, tea and snacks provided. Tuesday, October 20, 12:00pm, 6242 E. Speedway (in the Monterey Village Shopping Plaza), free. For more information, call 520-881-7060.