Borderland Collective

A long-term participatory art and education project based in Texas

La esperanza de ser yo

La esperanza de ser yo (The Hope of Being Me) represents a week’s work in the summer of 2019. Five high school and middle school students used photography, drawing, oral histories, zine-making, and mapping projects to collaboratively explore and share their family histories, daily lives, and dreams for the future. The students are part of the Migrant Education Program through the Region 15 Texas Education Service Center, a program that supports school age children and youth of migratory farm workers.

Miles High School, Miles, TX

Project Leads: Ryan Sprott, Daniela Hernandez, and Jason Reed

Sofia Jaramillo, Santana Garcia, Wilton Presencin, Jose Presencin, and Yadira Barajas, Elizabeth Rangel, Monica Diaz, Jason Reed, Ryan Sprott, Daniela Hernandez, Miles ISD, Migrant Education Network, Region 15 Education Service Center, and the Miles community members who shared their window space and distributed newspapers.