72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between deported immigrant Anita and her American-born husband and children. 72 Miles to Go… follows one family over a decade as they come of age, fall in love, fight in wars, and fight for each other, against the backdrop of deportation, DACA, and changing immigration laws.
I 'dreamt' there was this huge flood and it poured into our house and no one could swim except me, but I couldn’t hold you...and then we all drown.
Real people. Real issues.
Explore the character's journey through real-world examples.
Should the government be allowed to separate children from their parents?
What mental impact will Aaron's family sacrifices have on him in the future?
Aaron tried to help Christian by enlisting in the military. What are other reasons people enlist in the military?
Civil discourse can pave the way to understanding. Use the prompts below to start a discussion.
US citizens face the possibility of their immigrant siblings being deported.
As the number of deported parents climbs, it's vital to witness how children are affected.
Explore why a Mexican-American designed a video game that simulates border crossing.
A large portion of Latinos who serve in the US military are children of immigrant parents.
US Citizen children are deeply affected by immigration enforcement.
Want to learn more? Examine the themes of the play with active, engaging lessons designed to deepen your students' understanding.