Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 2:00pm to Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 1:30pm

 

This learning tour is for West Coast Constituents. If you are located in MCC's West Coast Region and are interested in participating please register or contact Katherinesmith@mcc.org.

This learning tour is designed to bring awareness about the increasing migrant deaths, caravans, militarization, environment degradation, effects on habitat, and effects on sister communities by the border wall along the Mexico/U.S. Borderlands. Participants will increase their understanding and knowledge of the social, economic, political, and theological significance of migration in border communities, including advocacy tools and capacity building to engage others on borderlands and migration issues. 

Participants will experience the complexities of the U.S immigration system, asylum-seeking process, family separation imposed by the “zero-tolerance policy”, and the human factor on various sides of the spectrum. From interacting with migrants and their daily reality, passing to the affectations to sister communities at the border, continuing to the implementation of Operation Streamline, and being able to interact with the Border Patrol and their perspective related to the enforcement of migration law.      

West Coast MCC will resource tour participants to carry out this work in their own communities, specifically through the provision of resources and other materials for participants to use, and to provide speakers and other resourcing for events or other activities on which tour participants might take leadership 

Registration fee is $800 and includes meals, lodging, and ground transportation in Arizona and Mexico. Participants must have a valid passport and must purchase their own transportation to Tucson, AZ.

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