**This learning tour is now full. If you are interested in information about future learning tours, contact Jorge Vielman at JorgeVielman@mcc.org or 574.534.4133.**
MCC Mexico/U.S. Borderlands and Migrant Trail Learning Tour 2017
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 24 to Sunday, May 28, with the option to stay and walk the Migrant Trail from May 28 to June 4. Below is a tentative description of what the Learning Tour and Migrant Trail walk will include.
The cost of the Learning Tour is $500 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: Saulo Padilla, Jorge Vielman and Jack Knox
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.