Mellon Digital Borderlands event, 'DETAINED,' Feb. 22

Mellon Digital Borderlands event, 'DETAINED,' Feb. 22

Feb. 10, 2023

In 2021, the University Libraries announced the first cohort of grant recipients for the three-year $750,000 Mellon Foundation Digital Borderlands grant will focus on highlighting more perspectives of the history, culture and experiences of people who live and work on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. 

That cohort is led by Dean Shan Sutton (principal investigator), Special Collections Head Verónica Reyes-Escudero (co-principal investigator), and Research Engagement Head Megan Senseney (co-principal investigator). This month, two of the grant project teams are holding launch events that are open to the public.

'DETAINED' Archive Launch Event

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22
  • 7pm
  • Blacklidge Community Collective, 101 E. Ventura Street (off campus)

DETAINED: Voices from the Migrant Incarceration System is a collaboration to collect and publicly archive the stories of asylum seekers and undocumented migrants incarcerated by immigration authorities in Arizona.