Borders to Bridges

Artist Janice Frame - Cover image for Borders to Bridges
Artwork by Janice Frame

Arts-Based Curriculum for Social Justice - Belonging, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Sovereignty, Reciprocity

Borders to Bridges is designed to promote dialogue in schools and communities by engendering deeper understanding and discussion to counter the myths, bullying, and fears that negatively affect our learning institutions.

The Guidebook contains practical lessons plans, narratives, poetry, mixed media artwork and resources for K-12 educators, and after-school, refugee, counseling, prison, adult, university, teacher training education programs. Borders to Bridges enriches learning and engages students with issues that touch their lives and communities. Contributors include world-renowned educators, poets, artists, and writers from 38 countries and 20 states of the U.S.

Artist Tina Medina - They Didn't Know They Were Seeds

They Didn't Know We Were Seeds

Artist Tina Medina - They Didn't Know We Were Seeds "Las semillitas," 2021, paper, watercolor, fabric, 10 inches x 8 inches, collection of Ofelia Faz-Garza, photo courtesy of artist.

"Many of my works contemplate the contributions of families, especially indigenous families to the cultivation of the lands, economies, and culture of the United States. The expression, "They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds", mostly used as an activist cry, expresses the feelings of black and brown families whose physical hard labor of the past and today continues to be overlooked as the roots of the success of our country."