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                                             Special Collections will be closed December 20, 2023 through January 1, 2024 in observance of the University Holiday break.

Mellon Digital Borderlands 'DETAINED' Archive Launch

Voices from the Migrant Incarceration System

U.S.-Mexico border historical photo

In 2021, the Libraries announced the first cohort of grant recipients for the three-year $750,000 Mellon Foundation Digital Borderlands grant will focus on highlighting more perspectives of the history, culture and experiences of people who live and work on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. 

That cohort is led by Dean Shan Sutton (principal investigator), Special Collections Head Verónica Reyes-Escudero (co-principal investigator), and Research Engagement Head Megan Senseney (co-principal investigator). This month, two of the grant project teams are holding launch events that are open to the public.

Digital Borderlands Showcase

  • Thursday, Feb. 16
  • 2-4pm
  • CATalyst Studios, Main Library

Shan will speak at the Border Hub / Centro Fronterizo event about a new interactive bilingual website for U.S.-Mexico Borderlands research and storytelling.

'DETAINED' Archive Launch Event

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22
  • 7pm
  • Blacklidge Community Collective, 101 E. Ventura Street (off campus)

"DETAINED: Voices from the Migrant Incarceration System" is a collaboration to collect and publicly archive the stories of asylum seekers and undocumented migrants incarcerated by immigration authorities in Arizona.

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