This virtual learning tour is designed to engage participants with the reality of immigration from a different perspective.
In a comprehensive way, participants will grow their understanding of the complexities on the U.S.-Mexico border, the sister communities affected by it, the different ongoing narratives about migration, and the fundamental role that MCC and its constituency has to witness, provide support, raise awareness and advocate to modify policies and perspectives on this issue.
Who are the people living in the border communities? What is missing from the conversations? How can we have informed chats about what is happening at the border? What are faith-based communities saying about the border? What are some of the humanitarian responses you can get involved in? These are some of the questions this learning tour is designed for and questions the participants will be reflecting on during the time together.
Through Zoom video conversations, participants will hear first-hand from folks on the ground about the complexities of the U.S. immigration system, U.S. immigration policies that have worked to dismantle the asylum-seeking process, and the human factor on various sides of the spectrum.
This is a five day virtual learning tour. There will be a three hour session each day from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST with real-time presentations and conversations. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all five days for the duration.
The cost of the virtual learning tour is $75 per participant. This includes all of the virtual sessions plus a box with items from the border sent to participants ahead of time.
Upon completing the registration, use this payment form to pay the registration fee.