Breaking Ground on the Newest Cross-Border Community Station

(Left to right) Teddy Cruz, professor of Public Culture and Urbanism, Department of Visual Arts and director of Urban Initiatives, Center on Global Justice; UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla; Fonna Forman, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center on Global Justice. 

In the heart of San Ysidro, immediately north of the U.S.-Mexico border, a unique affordable housing and community engagement project is taking shape. UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla joined Professor of Visual Arts Teddy Cruz and Professor of Political Science Fonna Forman for a groundbreaking event to celebrate the newest Cross-Border Community Station, a partnership between the UC San Diego Center on Global Justice and Casa Familiar.

The UC San Diego Community Stations are a network of field hubs located in three disadvantaged neighborhoods across the San Diego-Tijuana border region, where research, teaching and community engagement happens in close collaboration with a community-based non-profit. The UCSD/CASA Community Station is being developed inside the Living Rooms at the Border Housing Project designed by Cruz and Forman in partnership with Casa Familiar.