Events

 

Oct 24, 2018 Moorish Legacies- Alex La Pierre

10/24/2018 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.
Suggested Donation $ 10

Oct 26, 2018 Day of the Dead Videography

10/26/2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Mike Foster, videographer, will show videos of how Day of the Dead the Aztec/Catholic holiday/holey day is celebrated in cemeteries just across the international border as well as further south in Mexico. Enjoy traditional breads and beverages, while watching scenes filmed over the last ten years. Participation in altars dressing up and sharing stories of deceased loved ones is encouraged. Suggested Donation $10.00

Oct 31, 2018 Cross Cultural Communication Rick Moritz

10/31/2018 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Cross-cultural communication is predicated upon the uniquely-human process of perception. After a brief inventory of the many subcultures to which each of us belong, we will drill down on the process of perception. As we investigate selection of phenomena in the world around us, the organization of the phenomena we choose to pay attention to, and finally our interpretation of the phenomena once we had analyzed it—then and only then can we isolate and investigate the construct of stereotype.It will be through understanding how we arrive at stereotypes, and how those unexamined stereotypes become prejudices, that all of us will more completely appreciate our own perceptive abilities and the capacities for understanding of others. (Rick Moritz has studied and taught intercultural communication at colleges and universities across the U.S. for twenty years. This class will examine the workings of two foundations of effective, efficient intercultural communication: effective listening and perception as both inform empathy and understanding. Suggested Donation $10)

Nov 2-4, 2018 Surprising Hermosillo: Capital of Sonora Tour

11/02/2018 11:00 AM - 11/04/2018 05:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $445.00  -  Double Occupancy
  • $525.00  -  Single Occupancy
Travel with us to the burgeoning capital of our neighboring state of Sonora, Hermosillo where we will take in all of the cultural and cosmopolitan opportunities the city has to offer. This two night stay will provide tour guests with an overview of the city's history and its significant sights, making the case that Hermosillo is a unique destination rather than just a stop on the way to Gulf beaches. Guests will experience the Mexican muralist art tradition at the Palacio de Gobierno, observe the Sonoran sunset from the top of the city's emblematic Cerro de la Campana, and visit the historic old quarter of town, Villa de Seris, world renown for its coyotas, among others. Hermosillo's modern gastronomy will also be highlighted, representative of the state's famous ranching and Sea of Cortes fishing economies.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR OVERNIGHT TOURS: A full refund if cancelled at least 21 days prior to tour. If cancelled less that 21 days prior, a refund will be issued minus a cancellation fee of $100.

Nov 6,13 & 20, 2018 US Immigration Then & Now

11/06/2018 09:30 AM - 11/20/2018 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $40.00  -  BCA Members
  • $50.00  -  Non Members
US IMMIGRATION POLICY: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
This three-week educational program will focus on the United States immigration system and how it affects people across the world coming to the US to visit, conduct business, obtain employment, seek asylum, and gain citizenship. Throughout each weekly session, special emphasis will be placed on immigration policies and consequences affecting the Borderland region of the southwest United States. PLEASE NOTE: The first two sessions will be held 9:30 to 11:00 at BMO Harris Bank; the third session (Nov. 20) will be at the same location but from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.

Nov 8, 2018 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

11/08/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Nov 10, 2018 Hands On Tortilla Workshop

11/10/2018 10:00 AM - 11/11/2018 12:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $55.00
Get your hands doughy in this very hands on tortilla workshop focusing on the classic Sonoran tortilla casera, home style flour tortilla. After learning the techniques for making, shaping and cooking the dough, participants will enjoy quesadillas featuring the classic Sonoran flavors of roasted chileverde (green chiles) and queso fresco, as well as a wild green salad and refreshing naranjada (fresh orange cooler).
Workshop participants will participate in in making corn, flour and wheat tortillas from scratch, from mixing the dough, to shaping and cooking. Attendees should dress comfortably and be prepared to stand for brief periods. Along with learning how to make tortillas, workshop will include information on the history of tortillas in Mexico, such as regional preferences, sizes and uses. Learn for yourself the cornerstone for Mexican cuisine: tortillas!

This offering from BCA's Borderlands Forum programming represents a collaboration with our kind host, Tumacookery of Tubac, AZ.

Nov 10, 2018 Migrants in the Food Chain w/ Minerva Orduno

11/10/2018 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
The American food system is inseparable linked to the immigrant labor force. Low-wage immigrant workers grow, process and cook the food Americans depend on. In this lecture, learn of the forces influencing the flow of people from Mexico, Central and South American countries, the lives and hardships experienced by this largely invisible community, and the ways in which the American food system would be changed without them.
Suggested donation $ 10.00

Nov 12, 2018 - Birds of the Borderlands

11/12/2018 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Jennie Mac Farland - Conservation Biologist for Tucson Audubon Society
Suggested Donation $ 10.00

Birds of the Borderlands
We have put a boundary between Arizona and Sonora but the birds don't know that! There are many ecological traits of SE Arizona that tie us much closer to Mexico than the rest of the United States. We'll discuss why that is and the special birds we enjoy in our area that cannot be found anywhere else in this country, making this area a ecotourism destination.

Jennie MacFarland is the Conservation Biologist for Tucson Audubon Society and coordinates both the Arizona Important Bird Areas Program and the Tucson Bird Count. She also heads up other large citizen science projects such as the Elegant Trogon Census of SE AZ and Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys of Sky Island Mountain habitats and has helped establish a bird survey program in the Monte Mojino Preserve in Sonora, Mexico.

Nov 24, 2018 Writing the River Santa Cruz -3 Session Retreat

11/24/2018 09:00 PM - 05:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $350.00  -  BCA Member
  • $400.00  -  BCA Non-member
Writing the River Santa Cruz
The Border Community Alliance is pleased to announce a new way to engage the Borderlands through a series of creative writing retreats led by Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell, teacher, writer and poet, and Jerry Haas, BCA’s Executive Director. The selected group of up to eight participants will gather three times (Nov 24; Jan 26; and Mar 23) at the historic Lowe House in Tubac for contemplation and practice near the rich binational environment of the Santa Cruz River. Applicants will be chosen based on their interest in improving their skills as writers as well as their desire to support others in similar creative endeavors. A prospectus and application is available by contacting Jerry Haas at jndhaas@gmail.com or stopping by the BCA office 2221 E Frontage Rd., Suite F-201. Application deadline: October 31, 2018. The total cost of the three retreats is $400 (non-members); $350 (BCA members).

Nov 29, 2018 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

11/29/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Nov 30, 2018 Magdalena Then and Now

11/30/2018 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Located just 60 miles south of Nogales, Magdalena de Kino has been honored as a Pueblo Magico, a special designation bestowed by the Mexican federal government because of its high level of historic and cultural significance to the nation. Just far enough away from the border, this tour provides an opportunity to take in the serene provincial charm of distinctively regional Sonora. The community is the terminus of an internationally famous pilgrimage route that spans both the United States and Mexico. This tour includes both a look back to the past and a glance at the contemporary challenges of a small Mexican city as well as a visit to neighboring San Ignacio to visit one of the Jesuit black robe Eusebio Francisco Kino's first missions founded at the end of the 17th century.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Dec 6-8, 2018 Beautiful Rio Sonora

12/06/2018 08:30 AM - 12/08/2018 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $595.00  -  Double Occupancy
  • $675.00  -  Single Occupancy
The intention of this rural tourism opportunity is to provide tour guests with a chance to be immersed in traditional Northern Mexican agricultural life. We will be traveling to the eastern or "old colonial" Sonora river valley which bestowed its name to the state of Sonora. This river valley was also the route and northern conduit for the first European explorers of the area such as Cabeza de Vaca, Estaban the Moor, Fray Marcos de Niza, and Vaquez de Coronado. This two-night tour will be based out of the gorgeous mid-valley town of Banamichi, where we will stay at the historic La Posada del Rio Sonora. Tour highlights will include a trip to Arizpe and its outstanding Jesuit Cathedral. Arizpe was once the capital of the entire north of New Spain during the Spanish Colonial era. Also included are visits to the downriver communities of Huepac and Aconchi and their respective missions dating back to the 17th century. Also included in this trek, is a visit a natural building homestead along the river to learn about traditional earthen architecture and Sonoran Desert ecology. Last but certainly not least, we will enjoy and be surrounded by the local gastronomy: la cocina sonorense . CANCELLATION POLICY FOR OVERNIGHT TOURS: A full refund if cancelled at least 21 days prior to tour. If cancelled less that 21 days prior, a refund will be issued minus a cancellation fee of $100.

Dec 11, 2018- Ranching in the Borderlands FULL

12/11/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Ranching in the Borderlands
Wide vistas, scenic skies, carefree lifestyle – what’s not to like about being a cowboy? This forum class will introduce you to some of the real-life challenges of arid land ranching, as well as the people and settings in which they work. We begin by visiting the Sante Fe Ranch near Nogales where we’ll meet Dean Fish, PhD, lead cowboy and instructor on ranching practices. After lunch in nearby Patagonia, we’ll head north along Sonoita Creek to the historic marker for Camp Crittenden, site of Lt. Cushing’s demise by Apaches. Following a brief stop in Sonoita, we’ll head through the Elgin vineyards to the Babacomari Ranch, a magnificent and historic property along the Babacomari river. The fee for this Forum class includes van transportation, lunch, guides and tips.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Dec 13, 2018 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

12/13/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Dec 14, 2018 Magdalena Then and Now

12/14/2018 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Located just 60 miles south of Nogales, Magdalena de Kino has been honored as a Pueblo Magico, a special designation bestowed by the Mexican federal government because of its high level of historic and cultural significance to the nation. Just far enough away from the border, this tour provides an opportunity to take in the serene provincial charm of distinctively regional Sonora. The community is the terminus of an internationally famous pilgrimage route that spans both the United States and Mexico. This tour includes both a look back to the past and a glance at the contemporary challenges of a small Mexican city as well as a visit to neighboring San Ignacio to visit one of the Jesuit black robe Eusebio Francisco Kino's first missions founded at the end of the 17th century.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Dec 15, 2018 Gastronomic Tour

12/15/2018 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work!

CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

SPAIN Gateway to a New World: Extremadura & Andalucia Tour May 27-June 8, 2019

05/27/2019 12:00 PM - 06/08/2019 12:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $500.00
Reserve your spot now with a REFUNDABLE $500 pp deposit. Register here by credit card or if you prefer, mail your check to BCA  PO Box 1863, Tubac AZ 84646.

TOUR ROUTE: Madrid - Caceres - Merida, - Sevilla - Cadiz - Cordoba - Castilla La Mancha (Don Quixote setting) - back to Madrid through the two Spanish provinces of Extremadura and Andalucia ( some cities subject to change). We will travel by comfortable modern European bus with wifi and bathrooms, guides will be myself and Luis Valle, Spanish university professor and architect of Hermosillo, Sonora. Price includes all accommodations, transportation with professional driver, museum/cultural site fees, most meals and guides with backgrounds in Architecture, History, Anthropology and Preservation. 

Cost: We are currently finalizing these details however it should be very close if not the same as the 2018 trip.....  Not including airfare but including lodging, ground transportation, guide fees, entrance fees, tips, all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners is: $3300 single accommodation or $3100 double accommodation. Early bird discount ($200) for those making full payment before March 15. To reserve your spot on this tour, a $500 deposit is required. Register through our website or send your check to BCA, PO Box 1863, Tubac, AZ. 85646.

Guides:   

Luis Valle Cordero [from Leon, Spain] - Luis was born and raised in Spain, but now lives in Hermosillo Mexico where he is a practicing architect and a university professor of architecture at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Hermosillo, Sonora.

Alex La Pierre is the Director of Program Operations for the Border Community Alliance. He is a popular tour guide and lecturer for BCA, whose knowledge of history and Iberian culture never fail to impress. 

For more information contact Alex La Pierre "alex@bordercommunityalliance.org" or Jerry Haas "jndhaas@gmail.com"

Oct 19-21, 2018 Beautiful Rio Sonora

10/19/2018 08:30 AM - 10/21/2018 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $595.00  -  Double Occupancy
  • $675.00  -  Single Occupancy
The intention of this rural tourism opportunity is to provide tour guests with a chance to be immersed in traditional Northern Mexican agricultural life. We will be traveling to the eastern or "old colonial" Sonora river valley which bestowed its name to the state of Sonora. This river valley was also the route and northern conduit for the first European explorers of the area such as Cabeza de Vaca, Estaban the Moor, Fray Marcos de Niza, and Vaquez de Coronado. This two-night tour will be based out of the gorgeous mid-valley town of Banamichi, where we will stay at the historic La Posada del Rio Sonora. Tour highlights will include a trip to Arizpe and its outstanding Jesuit Cathedral. Arizpe was once the capital of the entire north of New Spain during the Spanish Colonial era. Also included are visits to the downriver communities of Huepac and Aconchi and their respective missions dating back to the 17th century. Also included in this trek, is a visit a natural building homestead along the river to learn about traditional earthen architecture and Sonoran Desert ecology. Last but certainly not least, we will enjoy and be surrounded by the local gastronomy: la cocina sonorense . CANCELLATION POLICY FOR OVERNIGHT TOURS: A full refund if cancelled at least 21 days prior to tour. If cancelled less that 21 days prior, a refund will be issued minus a cancellation fee of $100.
Powered by NeonCRM