2016 Arizona/Mexico

The Backpack Journalism Project in 2016 will travel to Nogales, Arizona, to make a film about the U.S. and Mexican border, the people who live there and the migrants who are passing through. Partnering with the Kino Border Initiative, a Jesuit ministry, we will focus on the lived experience of migration in North America as interpreted through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

As part of their immersion experience, students will also visit the border town of Nogales, Mexico and encounter the beauty of the desert landscape of southern Arizona and northern Mexico.