March 27, April 3 & April 10 "Communicating La Frontera: Intercultural Communication"

03/27/2018 10:00 AM - 04/10/2018 11:30 AM GMT-07:00
  • $30.00  -  Communicating La Frontera - Member fee
  • $45.00  -  Communicating La Frontera - Nonmember fee
Wherever and whenever two cultures come together, our differences are much outweighed by our similarities. This is a core principle of Border Studies around the world and a value we will explore in this three session course. The first two sessions will be at the United Methodist Church in Green Valley and the last session will be at the Mexican Consulate in Nogales, Arizona. Come learn both theory and practice. Rick Moritz, who has taught communication in various places in the world, will be our guide.

April 23: Moorish Legacies in the American SW/NW Mexico

04/23/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $15.00  -  Borderlands Forum BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Borderlands Forum Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.

The  purpose of this class is to identify certain elements of the Islamic period of Medieval Spain (711-1492) within the context of colonial experience in northern New Spain (1521-1821). These elements are multiple Iberian-Moorish legacies and are identified in an overview of multiple aspects of  colonial frontier social, political, military, and economic life. This is a regional comparison designed to acknowledge the earlier Islamic Iberian origins of aspects that ran its cultural currents into the north of colonial New Spain. Although this is not an exhaustive discussion of the medieval Moorish cultural undercurrent that made its way to the colonial northern frontier of New Spain, present day Northern Mexico and the American Southwest, key vestigial examples will be discussed.
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