Personal Reflection by Anthony Rodriguez

Chiapas: One of my favorite parts of my DukeEngage experience was going to Chiapas, Mexico. Some of the things we experienced that made this portion of the trip so interesting and eye opening were visiting the Zapatistas who are an autonomous indigenous government , hearing human rights groups talk about their work, staying with a … More Personal Reflection by Anthony Rodriguez

Working with Southside Worker Center by Garrett Post and Anthony Rodriguez

For the past six weeks, I’ve been interning at the Southside Worker center in Tucson, Arizona. The center connects day laborers skilled in trades from landscaping and roofing to electrical work and welding with employers who will pay them a fair wage. Workers begin to show up at 6am or 7am for la rifa (the … More Working with Southside Worker Center by Garrett Post and Anthony Rodriguez

Personal Reflection by Amanda Jankowski

These past two months, I have been living in Tucson, AZ and working with Mariposas Sin Fronteras, an organization that helps LGBTQ migrants in immigration detention. While here, I have heard myriad new perspectives and learned much about the state of the US/Mexico border and the impacts of US immigration policy.   Chiapas Before heading … More Personal Reflection by Amanda Jankowski

Working with Derechos Humanos by Rachel Katz and Rachel Fox

“No sé donde está mi hija. Por favor, puede ayudarme a buscar pa ella?” “I don’t know where my daughter is. Please, can you help me find her?” Calls like these are made to Derechos Humanos every day, with dozens of panicked families looking for their brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, cousins, and close … More Working with Derechos Humanos by Rachel Katz and Rachel Fox

Improving Immigration: Our Responsibility by Rachel Katz

Trying to comprehend all of this intentional, institutionalized oppression has been challenging. Not only has the US profited off of exploiting millions of undocumented immigrants, but also the US has largely contributed to their need to migrate. It’s been unsettling and upsetting. But it’s also been eye-opening and provocative. … More Improving Immigration: Our Responsibility by Rachel Katz