Through its program activities, Fronteridades seeks to achieve two major goals:
(1) Narrate the Border: Collect, understand, and share the narratives, stories, art and effects of those from and crossing through the US-Mexico border, for local and non-local audiences.
(2) Expand Border Learning: Create opportunities for experiential learning in, on and of the US-Mexico border for scholars and interested people across fields and disciplines.
The dual goals of narration and learning are embedded in the 2 programs that make up Fronteridades: Border Community Storytelling and Fellowships.
Border Community Storytelling
Art and storytelling play vital roles in the Southern Arizona/Northern Mexico region, ranging from a long tradition of political mural art to Fronteridades has identified 2 key community partners whose work fosters and amplifies the stories from the U.S./Mexican border.Border Community Storytelling
Mellon-Fronteridades fellows are community members, students, and academic professionals who engage in arts and humanities-centric interdisciplinary initiatives with Arizona-Sonora border communities.Fellowships
Fronteridades Lecture Series
The Fronteridades Lectures Series highlights the underrepresented voices of border scholars, artists, and organizers. The series fosters cross-regional dialogue and collaboration and brings together scholars to share ideas in the fields of the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.Fronteridades Lecture Series