Monday, August 15, 2016

Voices at the Border to join SOA Watch border action Oct 7-10th

The original pilgrimage that Voices at the Border planned for September 29 - October 2, 2016 has been rescheduled to join forces with the SOA Watch Encuentro at the Border October 7 - 10, 2016.  Voices at the Border is an initiative of Giving Voice, an organization for younger women religious.  They are still planning what their exact participation will look like, but we ask you to keep these women and all who will be attending the Encuentro at the Border in your thoughts and prayers in the weeks to come and especially Oct 7-10th.  

During this weekend of October 7-10, 2016, activists throughout the U.S. and Mexico will gather on both sides of the US/Mexico border in the lead-up to the November elections. 

Their goal is to: 
  • highlight US intervention in Latin America as one of the root causes of migration
  • stage protests, cultural events, and nonviolent direct action against racism, xenophobia and US militarization at home and abroad.

To make the Convergence at the Border a success, we need you to mobilize your communities to take a stand for justice and against militarization from October 7-10, 2016 at the border wall in Nogales, Sonora / Arizona. The convergence will include workshops and events on both sides of the U.S./ Mexico border, as well as art, music, and resistance. To learn more about why SOA Watch is moving from the gates of Fort Benning to the border, read the article From the School of the Americas to the Border, watch the documentary The Empire’s War on the Border, and share the mobilizing video with your friends on twitter and facebook.
We need to build grassroots power to change our culture and challenge the racist status quo, and we need to take action:

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