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CHCI Member Organization Launches New Program Focused on U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

We are excited to share that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is funding a new program-"Fronteridades: Nurturing Collaborative Intersections in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"-through the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry at the University of Arizona. Javier Duran, professor of Latin American and Border Studies and Confluencenter director, will supervise the program's activities. In addition to hosting symposia and conferences, the program will also sponsor a number of fellowships, foster the creation and collection of border-related stories, and bring together various University of Arizona campus institutions with local NGOs. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has committed to providing $800,000 over the course of two years.

We congratulate Javier Duran and the entire team at the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry on this wonderful news and putting together such an impressive program. For more information on Fronteridades, please read the full press release here.