I.M.A.P. Kino Border Initiative

Dates: May 15-21, 2022

Cost: $1000. All costs go to the Kino Border Initiative for speaker fees and donation, Partial Scholarships available. Don't let cost deter you!

About the Kino Border Initiative: Creating a Community of Hope. This Opus Award Winning Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a bi-national organization that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The KBI was inaugurated in January of 2009 by six organizations from the United States and Mexico: The California Province of the Society of Jesus, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus, the Diocese of Tucson, and the Diocese of Nogales. The KBI’s vision is to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality. Its mission is to promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity through:

  • Direct humanitarian assistance and accompaniment with migrants;
  • Social and pastoral education with communities on both sides of the border;
  • Participation in collaborative networks that engage in research and advocacy to transform local, regional, and national immigration policies.

About the I.M.A.P. Kino Program: KBI has a set program that IMAP will enter into. Two staff members will be there to walk with the 8 students. The final day of the program will be spent in Tucson, prior to our return home.

Conduct Policy: Due to the distance and possible challenges found anytime Marquette students venture off campus, Campus Ministry asks that all participants verify that they are not currently, nor will be when the trip occurs, on disciplinary probation with the university. A conduct check will be made regarding your status with the University.

Health and Safety: Due to the rapidly changing reality of the Covid-19 pandemic, this trip will be closely supported with health protocols, vaccination requirements, and the reality of cancellation due to Covid-19 concerns, at any time prior to the trip. Every attempt will be made to return any funds given to the program. All costs will be made with a “refund for cancellation” clause. Any questions or concerns around safety and health protocols should be addressed to ann.mulgrew@marquette.edu.

Passport: You must submit a copy of your passport as quickly as possible after acceptance into the program. If you do not have a passport, please apply for one as soon as you can.

Applications: Applications will open for this program in January. Apply here.

Any questions? Contact:

ann.mulgrew@marquette.edu