Justice Weekend at the US/Mexico Border

07/10/2015 12:00 pm
07/13/2015 12:00 pm

"Some argue that "sealing the US-Mexico border" is necessary before the US offers a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants already here. What do the additional fences, drones, and guards mean to border communities? What happens to migrants deported to Tijuana who have family in the US? From faith communities to business leaders, many are building a movement that turns away from fear and fences and lifts up the beauty of the borderlands - cultural exchange, commerce and compassion." - UU Rev. Lindi Ramsden

The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry is hosting a Tijuana Border experience to explore these issues and others.
Friday afternoon, JULY 10 through Monday afternoon, JULY 13, 2013 beginning and ending at the South Bay campus of First UU Church of San Diego
The trip will be an experiential learning tour hosted by two Tijuana activists, both UUs, and two UUJM Immigration Steering Committee members. We will visit the deportee drop center in Tijuana, Mother Serving With Grace: lay leadership as a spiritual practicesunta shelter, Desayunador Salesiano that serves breakfast to 1,100 people each day (we’ll volunteer there Monday morning), inspirational neighborhood organizers working to build up their communities, and attend the Sunday communion ceremony at the border wall at Friendship Park. There will be plenty of time built in for reflection
We will discuss Congressional issues, Detention Center visitation programs, the economic issues that push and pull immigration and things we can do to take the message home to continue to be a driving force in the fight for compassionate, comprehensive, immigration reform in the United States.
The cost per person includes room, most meals, programs, transport beginning and ending in San Diego.
To reserve and more info, please contact Mar Cárdenas at amikema@aol.com

Event Location: 
South Bay campus of First UU Church of San Diego - 970 Broadway Chula Vista, CA 91911