What We Do:
Education and Outreach
Educational Events for the General Public
We provide education to the public about the complexities surrounding immigration issues and explore the historical context, in order to deepen people's understanding of the root causes of migration.
“Asylum Seekers: What’s Happening at the U.S-Mexico Border and Beyond?”: This is a slideshow presentation that discusses root causes of migration and current U.S. immigration policy and practice. A handout with actions that people can take is always presented.
Past events include the viewing and discussion of the film "Harvest of Empire" and an opportunity to write letters to people being held at the Mesa Verde Detention Center.
Upcoming events will be posted on our website, on our facebook page, and also in our newsletter.
The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California facilitates 4-day justice trips to Tijuana twice per year. The description on the UUBorders website says: "Connect with individuals directly impacted by our broken immigration system. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues compounding the immigration crisis. Discover your personal story and how you can connect to immigration issues. Learn how you can take it home and make a difference."
You do not have to be a member of a Unitarian Universalist Congregation in order to participate in one of these trips.
To see an itinerary and to register, visit www.uuborders.org
Allies for Immigration Justice occasionally organizes trips to the border as well.