A Tale of Two Countries: Narratives Among the Border
Site Objective
  • Acquire the knowledge and leadership skills to create a larger movement for immigrant rights by participating in their local organizing efforts and advocating for immigrant rights.

  • Engage in conversations with civil rights activists and immigrant workers to understand issues that deal with economic injustice, workers rights, and violations of human rights at the border.

  • Examine the complexity of social structures such as healthcare access, worker’s rights, and immigration policies that prevail in border communities.

  • Understand about the work to combat human rights abuses at the border in San Juan, Texas.

Logistics
  • Site Topic: Immigrant rights

  • Location: San Juan, Texas  

  • Cost: $250 (Scholarship Available) *if trips are virtual, no costs associated

  • Dates: Saturday, March 20 - Saturday, March 27

  • Planning to take: 10 Participants

  • Community Partners: LUPE (La Unión del Pueblo Entero), Proyecto Azteca, El Milagro Clinic, La Posada Shelter

  • Transportation: Flights and Rental Cars

  • Housing: Proyecto Azteca or Airbnb

  • Site Leaders: Alejandrina Lopez & Cossette Perez

*Logistics are tentative and subject to change. 

Site Leaders' Message

With the current presidential election and the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19, these past few months have brought a lot of controversy over immigration policies. From our DACA students constantly facing deportation threats to our international students not being able to return to their learning institutions in America, these policies impact us, the students, and our institutions as a whole. We will be further exploring these topics by attending San Juan, Texas and being partnered up with LUPE, a non-profit organization that works hard to meet the needs of their immigrant population. LUPE was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez & Dolores Huerta, and their strong legacy for using social change through civic engagement continues today.

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