Alyson Ball, a GVS Samaritan, presents an overview of the past history of US immigration, types of immigration, their statuses in reference to possible citizenship and current policies and practices. She wants to clarify this complicated issue of immigration by offering this balanced overview to as many groups as possible. She will be speaking February 17, 2019 from 10:15 - 11:15 at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S. La Cañada, Sahuarita. Come early to get a seat. The video of her talk is under Videos on the Resources tab and also here.
common ground on the border vi and 15th annual santa cruz valley border issues fair - january 17-19, 2019
The U.S.-Mexico borderlands has always been a beautiful mix of culture, language, cuisine,
economies and people. It has also been a place of struggle, high and low temperatures, a fragile
environment and the push and pull of immigration.
The Borderlands is the perfect place to explore the arts, touch the culture and have deeper
conversations about the complicated issues that collide here.
On Friday and Saturday afternoons, we will have 17 different music, art, writing, and social justice
classes in our Common Ground on the Border program.
On Saturday morning, we will be presenting the 15th Annual Border Issues Fair with stimulating
national and international scholars and activists sharing their perspectives on our current
border and immigration crisis.
In addition, there will be field trips to the border and into the desert on Thursday. And, of
course, there will be dynamic concerts on Friday and Saturday nights.
Above are photos of three of our performers...and something unique about our Common Ground on the Border is that these performers are also available to teach you in a class/workshop that you may choose. Please see the brochure, which includes the schedule and registration.
Alyson Ball, a GVS Samaritan, presents an overview of the past history of US immigration, types of immigration, their statuses in reference to possible citizenship and current policies and practices. She wants to clarify this complicated issue of immigration by offering this balanced overview to as many groups as possible. She will be speaking next on January 25, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 at the Green Valley Library. The video of her talk is under Videos on the Resources tab and also here.
The Good Shepherd is welcoming Lecia Brooks from the Southern Poverty Law Center on November 30, and December 1, 2018. Friday 7:00 pm topic: Hate Groups in Southern AZ; Saturday 9:00am topic: a wider description of the work of SPLC. A free will offering will go to SPLC.
Many organizations are coming together to invite the public to a candlelight vigil commemorating those migrants who died in our desert seeking better lives. Please join us Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 4PM in the Evergreen Cemetery, 3015 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ. More information can be found here.
School of the Americas Watch invites you to attend the third annual Border Encuentro. The focus of the weekend gathering covers these principles:
- An end to US economic, military and political intervention in Latin America, and the closure of SOA/WHINSEC
- An end to Plan Merida and the Alliance for Prosperity
- Demilitarization and divestment of borders
- An end to the racist systems of oppression that criminalize and kill migrants, refugees and communities of color
- Respect, dignity, justice and the right to self-determination of communities
The schedule is still being finalized but here is summary. See the more detailed Schedule of Events.
Friday, November 16, 8am-7pm - Training, rally and vigil
Saturday, November 17, 8:30am-9pm - Forum, workshops, and concert
Sunday, November 18, 8am-4pm - Blessing, speakers, and puppetistas
The events are free but the organizers request you register ahead of time.
Tickets for this special event are now available for purchase: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3593179
Who Is Dayani Cristal? This documentary tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration.
Francisco Cantú, author of A Line Becomes a River, will give two local talks in May.