Jan 16, 2019 Let's Go to Spain

01/16/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Join us to learn about BCA’s new tour to Spain: “Gateway to a New World: Extremadura and Andalucia" May 27-June 8 2019 FREE

Jan 30, 2019 Brilliant Bones: the Calavera Art of Mexico

01/30/2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
This is not a free event. $20 admission at the door ($15 for BCA members)

Skull and skeleton motifs have almost become a stereotype of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration. But this form of art (which we call“calavera art”) has a vivid history and contemporary relevance that go far beyond Day of the Dead. Join us for a fascinating journey through Mexico’s calavera art tradition, beginning more than 100 years ago and emerging into a vital and pervasive art form in modern Mexico. We’ll conclude with some unexpected examples of calavera art crossing the border and become a new part of the art scene in the United States. Our presenters, Russ and Blyth Carpenter, are experienced authors, teachers and speakers who include music and video to keep things lively.

Feb 11 & 18 "Mexico: History, Context & Culture" Two sessions

02/11/2019 02:00 PM - 02/18/2019 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $20.00  -  BCA member
  • $30.00  -  BCA non-member
Many of us who come to Southern Arizona from other parts of the country may know only the basics about our neighbor to the south, Mexico and its heritage. This overview introductory course is in two sessions; attendees can participate for one or both. In this first session we'll explore Mexico's indigenous origins, the Spanish Conquest and Colonial period which ended in 1810. In the second session we will cover from Mexican independence to the present.

Jerry Haas, Executive Director of BCA, and Alex La Pierre, BCA's program director are the instructors. This Borderlands Forum class will meet at BMO Harris Bank, 270 W. Continental in Green Valley. Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM.

Feb 19 Breakfast & the Border: US Consul General Virginia Staab on Central America

02/19/2019 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • $20.00  -  BCA member
  • $25.00  -  BCA non-member
US Consul General Virginia Staab joined the State Department after 9/11 from the private sector. Before coming to Nogales to serve as Chief Officer, she served on the staff of the Consulate in Guatemala. Today's talk will focus on her insights into Central America and US policies there. A hot buffet breakfast is included with your fee.

Mar 7, 14, 21 2019 US Immigration Then & Now

03/07/2019 02:00 PM - 03/21/2019 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $30.00  -  BCA member
  • $40.00  -  BCA non-member
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.
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