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

Friday, February 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.