6th Annual Common Ground on the Border Festival and 15th Annual Santa Cruz Valley Border Issues Fair

January 17-19 at The Good Shepherd

It’s time to register for this January’s gathering of artists, musicians, scholars, and activists who will provide rich experiences for us as we consider the push and pull of the borderlands. Common Ground on the Border and the Border Issues Fair are combined during the same three-day period since each enhances the other. We encourage you to consider attending both.
We are excited about this year’s program that offers some of our favorite classes and some new ones as well. Come and experience writing, storytelling, music, and so much more. Singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa will share stories of renewal and her epiphany during a road trip through Tucson that inspired her new album West.
Border Issues Fair will offer lectures by Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado, recently named Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine; Sheriff Tony Estrada, lifelong borderlands resident and 50-year law enforcement officer; and Pedro Cornejo, who will share his story of leaving Honduras, crossing the border here in the Santa Cruz Valley, and ultimately gaining his United States citizenship years later.
The entire event is only $110 and includes all Border Issues Fair lectures, two classes at Common Ground on the Border, two evening meals on Friday and Saturday, the concert with singer / songwriter Tish Hinojosa on Friday night and the Faculty / Student concert on Saturday evening. You may register for this event in full or in part(s). Contact the Good Shepherd to register.