Category Archives: U.S.-Mexico Border

The Chicano Art Movement

My project focused on the Chicano Art Movement, especially in the 1960s through the late 1970s. It focused on several different artists, including Malaquías Montoya and Rupert Garcia. Their works were mostly through silkscreening and poster making, but their stances on certain political and social problems happening in the time around the United States – Mexico […]



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La Búsqueda de la Autenticidad (The Quest for Authenticity)

Something that was touched on in Frontera is how Americans view and consume “Mexican” food. We all know that what you can get at Taco Bell is nowhere close to what Mexican food is. But can we answer why? In my common assignment, I channel my inner Anthony Bourdain and I travel to the border […]



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The Dress: Josefina’s Quinceañera

I modeled my short story, The Dress: The Diary of Josefina Guadalupe Alvarez Espinoza, after a series of books entitled Dear America, which I use to read as a child. The Dear America is a series of historical fiction novels. Each book is the fictional supposed diary of a young woman who has lived through […]



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Education Across the Border

For my Border Story I was interested in learning about the ways that children and education play a role across the border. This seemed relevant to my own life in many ways and I found it very interesting to research and learn more about since we touched about it briefly. First off I am an […]



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