Border Justice Engagement
The Border Justice Engagement is an interprofessional educational immersion at the US-Mexico border that provides diverse informational sessions and direct engagement to students, faculty, and staff from health professions at Loyola. This experience presents two primary objectives: 1) introduce participants to the first-hand realities of border health and justice, and 2) provide an interprofessional cohort with a shared experience in immigration that serves as a point of entry to advocate for social justice and human rights in the Chicagoland area.
The immersion takes place in Tucson and Nogales, Arizona. BorderLinks (www.borderlinks.org) serves as the educational broker, scheduling all programming and organizing all meals and transportation. Group reflection activities are also coordinated by BorderLinks; Loyola Ministry leads reflections that seek to locate the experience within our identity and mission. These reflection sessions serve as the cornerstone of the experience.
Photos of previous immersion trips can be found at the LUC MPH Facebook Page.