Aug. 6, 2018
Haury Program Awards Seed Grants and Fellowships
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona has announced its spring awards, which include seed grants to two teams working in Arizona and two faculty fellowships.
The Haury program awards two to four Seed Charitable Grants each year to projects that create teams of UA and community members to seek solutions to social justice and environmental challenges. These projects must demonstrate sustainability and foster authentic relationships between the UA and the community.
The two projects selected for 2018 are:
The Haury program selected two researchers with deep connections in Native American and Latino and Latina communities for two-year fellowships.
Patrisia Gonzales is an associate professor in the departments of Mexican American Studies and American Indian Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her work will center on social justice projects that include the environment as community in cooperation with Indigenous Alliance without Borders (Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras), an education program that links indigenous youth with elders in the organization.
"As part of this mentorship and co-exploration of knowledge, UA indigenous students will be connected to indigenous rights activists to assist Alianza elders in creating engaged public scholarship and awareness of indigenous rights regarding migration, mobility and militarized borderlands and the potential impact on indigenous knowledge," Gonzales said.
Celeste González de Bustamante is an associate professor in the School of Journalism in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, where she is assistant director of faculty initiatives. Her border and cross-border research focuses on empowering underrepresented voices through research, education and community collaboration. She will work with borderlands community-based organizations to strengthen and enhance current partnerships and initiate new collaborations.
"Understanding the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and its peoples is more important now than ever. My goals and hope are that through research, teaching and by collaborating with communities on the ground, the wider public begins to better understand the borderlands," González de Bustamante said. "Connections between the University of Arizona and the community are vital to sustainable and positive change in this critical region of the world."
UA Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice
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