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.
arizona border deaths, disappearances and deportations - Saturday, february 17, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Come join us January 12 & 13, 2018! Renew old friendships and make new acquaintances. What an opportunity to grow as a person, expand your knowledge of southwest border issues and culture...and have fun!
Common Ground on the Border & Border Issues Fair is a two-day event, featuring classes in art, music and a variety of lectures. The US-Mexico Borderlands have 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. Common Ground on the Border is a unique gathering where the deep artistic and cultural roots of the Borderlands are lifted up and conversation is created that bring us across borders and move us to common ground.
Common Ground on the Border is presented in cooperation and partnership with Common Ground on the Hill. For the past 23 years, Common Ground on the Hill has gathered in Westminster, Maryland, and other locations as a multicultural community of musicians, artists, writers, lecturers, actors, and dancers, sharing skills with students of all ages and with one another. In this way, we believe that we all can improve ourselves, our communities and our world as we meet, share and celebrate our arts and cultures on "common ground."
This year we are combining two popular events - Common Ground on the Border and the 14th Annual Santa Cruz Valley Border Issues Fair and Concert - encouraging people to participate in the entire experience or just parts of it.
We are delighted to offer this 5th edition of Common Ground on the Border. Our planning team has energetically approached the work of stabilizing and growing this very important gathering. Details are available here. Send in your registration as soon as possible. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
JOIN US FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL SOA WATCH IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA!
To learn more about SOA Watch, check out their website: www.soaw.org/border/
Friday, November 10 - Tucson and Eloy
Welcome, Know Your Rights, Workshops & Forums – YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave. Tucson, Arizona
Rally at Federal Courthouse & Caravan to Eloy Detention Center – 405 W Congress St. Tucson, Arizona
Vigil at Eloy Detention Center – 1705 E Hanna Road Eloy, Arizona
Concert in Tucson at Solar Culture – 31 E Toole Ave. Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, November 11 - Ambos Nogales (Arizona and Sonora)
Binational Veteran-led March to the US/Mexico Border:
Departure in US: Hotel Americana, 639 N Grand Ave. Nogales, Arizona
Departure in Mexico: Plaza Miguel Hidalgo Av. Adolfo López Mateos 357, Fundó Legal, Centro
Workshops, Forums & Tables in Nogales, Arizona: Hotel Americana, 639 N Grand Ave.
Workshops, Forums & Tables in Nogales, Sonora: Escuela Primaria Abelardo L Rodríguez, Fenochio 23, Fundó Legal
Museo de Arte de Nogales, Av. Adolfo López Mateos No. 120
Concert in ambos Nogales: US/Mexico Border Wall
Sunday, November 12 - Ambos Nogales (Arizona and Sonora)
US/Mexico Border Wall
WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, November 10 – Tucson/Eloy, Arizona
7:00am Encuentro Registration – YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave.
8:00am Welcome & Know Your Rights – YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave.
9:20am Forums & Workshops – YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave.
1:30pm Rally at Federal Courthouse – 405 W Congress St.
3:45pm Caravan to Eloy Detention Center – 405 W Congress St.
5:00pm Vigil at Eloy Detention Center – 1705 E Hanna Road
8:00pm Concert in Tucson at Solar Culture – 31 E Toole Ave.
Friday, November 10 – Nogales, Sonora
7:00pm Justice for José Antonio Elena Rodríguez Vigil*
* Five years and one month after his murder at the hands of US Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz, the family of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez and the Border Patrol Victims Network invite those who are in ambos Nogales, and those who cannot cross the border into the US to join them for an evening vigil at José Antonio’s cross along Calle Internacional. For more information, contact Ana María Vásquez, 813-804-0634.
Saturday, November 11 – Nogales, Arizona/Sonora
7:00am Encuentro Registration – Hotel Americana , 639 N Grand Ave (Arizona) / Escuela Primaria Abelardo L. Rodríguez, Fenochio 23 (Sonora)
8:00am Welcome, Know Your Rights and Speakers – 639 N Grand Ave (Arizona) / Plaza Miguel Hidalgo (Sonora)
9:00am Bi-national Veteran-led March to the US/Mexico Border Wall
10:00am Rally at the U.S./Mexico Border Wall
12:30pm Forums & Workshops
5:30pm Social Gathering at Hotel Americana – Hotel Americana , 639 N Grand Ave (Arizona)
8:00pm Concert at the US/Mexico Border Wall
Sunday, November 12 – Nogales, Arizona/Sonora*
9:30am Welcome & Blessing
10:00am Speakers & Musicians
11:10am Litany & Presentes
* Entire program on Sunday will be at the U.S./Mexico Border Wall
Monday, November 13
SOA Watch Post-Encuentro Mailing Party! If you are still around the morning of Monday, November 13, we’d love for you to join our SOA Watch Post-Encuentro Mailing Party!
○ 10:00am at the Global Justice Center – 225 E 26th St, Tucson
Peace Vigil and Celebration of Life of Fr. Jerry Zawada, OFM
○ 8:00-8:45am, Peace Vigil Outside David Monthan Air Force Base (Craycroft Rd entrance)
○ 9:15am, Celebration of Life at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church (3809 E 3rd St, Tucson)
○ For more information: 520-323-8697 / firstname.lastname@example.org
○ For updates, please visit www.nukeresister.org/future-actions/
○ You are invited to bring a photo or other small memento for an altar to remember and honor Jerry