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America the Borderland exhibit travels to El Paso opening at Cafe Mayapan

After two months at the University of Dayton, America the Borderland exhibit will travel to El Paso, Texas, where it will open at the Cafe Mayan in July and remain open to the public until August.

America the Borderland is a multiplatform storytelling project that shines a light on the changemakers who are having a positive impact in their communities along the border between Mexico and the United States. At a time when immigration is at the forefront of a volatile and polarized national debate, the stories of these changemakers, shared in their own words, provides a nuanced and authentic perspective that is so often missing from mainstream coverage of the issue.

The exhibition is part of a multimedia project produced by the Moral Courage project, a joint education program created by PROOF and the University of Dayton’s Human Rights Center.

In May of 2018, a team of University of Dayton undergraduate students traveled to El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, along with faculty members and practitioners. The student team was selected through a competitive process and were trained in interviewing techniques, fieldwork and documentary ethics, and border politics and history.

On the ground, the team collaborated with grassroots organizations, immersed themselves in immigrant communities, collected testimony from everyday changemakers and documented the experience through photography.

If you are interested in learning more about America the Borderland, the Moral Courage Project, or would like to hire the exhibit, contact us today.