UUC Delegation Traveling to Arizona-Mexico Border in July

Arizona/Mexico Border - Border Links: Sanctuary and Solidarity

This summer, a UUC delegation will visit the U.S.-Mexico border July 14-20. This week-long immersion will be supported by the UU College of Social Justice and partner organization, Borderlinks. In a program grounded in UU values, you’ll learn about the issues up-close. 

Two upcoming opportunities to learn more:

  • Sunday, March 1 – Stop by the BorderLinks Info Station in NJ Hall during the coffee hour.
  • Sunday, March 8 – Join an Info Session at 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Emerson.

The week is based in Tucson, at the BorderLinks site, where staff have been facilitating opportunities for delegations to learn more about issues of race, class, migration, empowerment and community engagement since 1987. Several from UUC have been deeply moved by this journey to the border. Past participants have included those from the Youth Group, the Immigrant Justice Team, and Rev. Beth.

Traveling as a group can be a powerful experience. And, you don’t just travel together – you also prepare together, learn together, and think about how to integrate the experience together. Your trip with the UUC delegation includes listening to stories from migrants, a visit to the border wall, meetings with grassroots partners, walking the desert path that so many travel, and so much more. You’ll experience the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand. Your days will be filled, and include time to eat and reflect in community.

  • In learning more about what’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border, how might that shape our response back here in Seattle?
  • As you hear directly from migrants in the borderlands, how does our UU faith call upon us to act?
  • How do we embrace our first and second UU principles — inherent worth and dignity…justice, equity and compassion — after experiencing the immigration crisis firsthand?

Watch a video about the BorderLinks experience

Or you can also contact Pam.