Community Programs

Looking for a way to engage your community around issues of immigration and the border?

Our Community Workshops aim to provide educational programs to groups who would like a shorter educational experience for their class, church, or civic group. Offered on a sliding scale basis, Community Workshops provide interactive learning experiences around issues such as immigration & economic policy, fair trade, privilege, and intercultural understanding.

If you are interested in setting up a workshop or would like to learn more about our programs, please call us at 520-628-8263 or email us at We look forward to working with you!

Available Workshops

Legal Immigration Simulation
This simulation turns participants into potential immigrants navigating the legal system, to help answer the commonly encountered question, “Why don’t they just get in line and come over legally?”

Free Trade Simulation  
This audience-participation skit explains the history and effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), providing a foundation for a discussion on immigration and economics– with some laughs along the way!

Immigration Simulation
Playing the part of small U.S. corn farmers, rural Mexican corn farmers, corporate CEOs, government officials, and law enforcement, participants experience first hand how corn, food, and free trade policies play an important role in the roots of migration.

Border History                                                                                              
Learn about the evolution of the U.S./Mexico border and how it has been — and continues to be — shaped by government policies.

Market Basket Survey
Explore the prices of everyday groceries in Border Town Mexico; then compare the time cost of those items with groceries purchased in the United States. This interactive workshop leads to discussion of and reflection on how our food system guarantees low prices, and how different it is to shop and eat in Mexico.