MCC Mexico/U.S. Borderlands Learning Tour, May 22-26, 2019
This learning tour is designed to bring awareness about the increasing migrant deaths, 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.
MCC and our Borderlands partners1 will be leading a five day Borderlands Learning Tour on Wednesday, May 22 to Sunday, May 26, with the option to stay and walk the Migrant Trail from May 27 to June 2.
The cost of the Learning Tour is $550 for the five days, which includes all meals, modest lodging and transportation on sites. We will cross the border to Mexico, so you will need to bring your passport.
Group Leaders: Juan Sebastian Pacheco Lozano and Katherine Smith
Medical form (to be filled out with registration form)
The Migrant Trail walk will take place in Arizona following the learning tour on May 27-June 2. Download the Migrant Trail schedule. Additional information and registration available at azmigranttrail.com.
1Visits and activities at the Borderlands are being planned and led in collaboration with our friends from Frontera de Cristo (Mark & Miriam Adams) and Shalom House (Jack & Linda Knox), two ministries working with migrants and providing radical Christian hospitality in Douglas/Agua Prieta.