Aug 23, 2018 Battle of Nogales- Axel Presentation

08/23/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
A story of the context of the Battle of Nogales and how it probably came to be. Presenters conclusion will be a brief summary of what research should be done to answer the fundamental question, "Why Did The Battle of Nogales Happen?"

Sept 22, 2018 Concert- St Francis in the Valley

09/22/2018 03:00 PM - 05:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Special Concert: Opera Singers from Sonora, Mexico in partnership with the Mexican Consulate. BCA will host a reception will follow the concert, donations welcomed.

Sept 28, 2018 Videography in the Borderlands

09/28/2018 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Mike Foster produces educational travelogue videos for environmental NGOs and National Parks in the Arizona and Mexico. Mike will be showing his recent work about the beliefs of today's indigenous cultures. He will be revealing how he makes his video journals including, accessing remote areas, interacting with indigenous cultures and telling interesting stories. These videos are similar to but more intimate than desert shows seen on PBS. Come and learn about the flora, fauna and people of this region as well as producing videos about them. The passion of Mike's adventures will clearly come through in this engaging presentation.

Mike Foster has been producing video journals about Sonora, Mexico and southern Arizona for the last thirteen years. He has posted over 250 educational videos about the flora, fauna and cultural history of the region. Much of his early work was done with the Friends of the San Pedro River. Today he works as the interpretive person for the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains at the Carr House Information Center. He has done significant work for El Pinacate and Sierra Alamos Rio Cuchujaqui Reserves and Nature and Culture International in Sonora, Some of his work appears on the Coronado National Memorial, and other National Park web pages in the US. He has lived in Bisbee for the last 34 years from where he launches his filming trips to the mountains of Arizona and Sonora.

Oct 23, 2018 Breakfast and the Border- w/Richard Collins author Riding Behind the Padre

10/23/2018 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • $20.00  -  BCA Members
  • $25.00  -  Non Members
Borderland immigration and drug trafficking are heated issues for most people living in the Southwest. But for Arizona rancher-author Richard Collins, who operates a 13,000 acre ranch near the Mexican border, they are a daily occurrence. Wanting to hear firsthand from those living and working in the middle of the action, Collins embarks on a horseback journey along the Arizona-Sonoran borderlands in Riding Behind the Padre: Horseback Views from Both Sides of the Border.

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 31, 2018 Cross Cultural Communication Rick Moritz

10/31/2018 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Some of the topics essential to our investigation: perceptual filters and world views; the art and science of perception; stereotype, prejudice, and the unexamined life.
Our academic study will be intermittently highlighted by the real-world experiences of educators, students, administrators, and human services professionals living and working along both sides of the border.
Our goal is this: at the completion of this course, every participant will emerge with a deeper intellectual and visceral appreciation for her or his culture, the culture 'on the other side,' and tools for the effective an efficient analysis of intercultural communicative exchange
Rick 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 6,13 & 20, 2018 US Immigration Then & Now

11/06/2018 09:30 AM - 11/13/2018 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • $40.00  -  BCA Members
  • $50.00  -  Non Members
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.

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

11/10/2018 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Cool off in the lingering summer heat with refreshing aguas frescas. Learn how turn tamarindo, jamaica, rice and barley into enjoyable cooling beverages. And with cooler weather up ahead, get a taste of a festive ponche Navideño, Christmas punch, a wonderful addition to any holiday menu.
Suggested donation $ 10.00

Nov 12, 2018 - Forum: Birding In The Borderland

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

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

11/24/2018 09:00 PM - 04:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $400.00
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 24) 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 or stopping by the BCA office 2221 E Frontage Rd., Suite F-201. Application deadline: October 15, 2018. The total cost of the three retreats is $400.

Dec 11, 2018- Ranching in the Borderlands

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 one of the historic ranches in the area, returning to Tubac the way we came. 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).
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