LIBRE Spark

In the context of the Dominican values that guide our college and help frame our curriculum, we consider immigration to be a central issue of our time. Edgewood College has a long relationship with partners in Arizona working around immigration issues. In January of 2017, the School of Education led the first LIBRE trip to Arizona – conceived of as a week of community-engaged scholarship aimed at developing qualities of leadership, scholarship and service in the students. This third phase continues the existing ties we have with Arizona, and deepens the research expectations for our students. In close collaboration with the undergraduate research program, we have planned a weeklong trip to Arizona during Edgewood’s spring break. We will be documenting stories of immigration, using testimonio as a theoretical framework, with action research as our guiding methodology.