by Ben, Civic Semester Participant On November 5th, we got up early, ate some breakfast, and drove to Arizona. The air was cool and crisp, and as our cars climbed into the mountains, it began to feel like fall again. Since coming further south, we’ve gotten accustomed to the earthy […]

Canyon Creek Hike


by Biani, Tufts Civic Semester Participant Greeting friends and family, we had our first organization visit in Tucson, Arizona and I will start by saying that it was truly inspiring! On October 29th, we set off bright and early at 6 am for our long awaited visit with our first […]

Flowers and Bullets




by Loey, Tufts Civic Semester Participant On the 16th and 17th of October, we had the absolute privilege of spending our entire days learning from the founding and contributing members of an organization called “Casa Carmelita” based in El Paso, Texas. No more than 20 yards away from a primary […]

Casa Carmelita!


by Biani, Tufts Civic Semester Participant For the past four weeks the Tufts Civic Semester cohort has been taking Mexican baile folklórico (folkloric dance) every Monday at Moving Arts in the city of Española. Moving Arts is an organization dedicated to building community and cultivating leaders through art and the […]

Moving Arts Española


by Biani, Tufts Civic Semester Participant On Friday the 24th of September, the Tufts Civic Semester cohort visited the Tesuque Pueblo Farm on our quest to learn more about seed sovereignty and agriculture. Tesuque (also known as Taytsúgeh Oweengeh in Tewa) is the southernmost Tewa Pueblo. We spent a lot […]

Seeds are the Future