Migrant Trail 2016

Migrant Trail 2016 Registration is now open!

The Migrant Trail 2016 is a 75-mile walk from Sasabe, Sonora to Tucson, Arizona. The Walk begins on May 30th and arrives on June 5th.

Not able to walk the whole week with us? Join us for the sendoff or the receiving ceremony! We request that you register so that we have a participant count for the day. See below for details!

Click here to begin the registration process.

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Join the Migrant Trail for the first and/or last day!

Here is the information for joining the Migrant Trail for the sending forth events and first day and the receiving ceremony and last day.

Monday, May 30, 2016:

There will be a press conference to kick off the Migrant Trail at 10:00am at Southside Presbyterian (317 W. 23rd Street) in Tucson, Arizona.  We will be carpooling from Southside Church at 10:45am to Sásabe, Arizona immediately following the press conference.  We need help to carpool our participants down to the border, so we would appreciate any spare room you might have in your car!

Once in Sásabe, we will be crossing the border into Sonora (cars will be parked on the Arizona side of the border).  We will be having lunch with community members in Sásabe, Sonora, followed by a blessing ceremony to begin the Migrant Trail.  We will walk one mile on the México side, have a short ceremony at the border wall, then cross back into the U.S. on foot and continue an additional five miles on the Arizona side of the border.  We will then transport drivers back to their vehicles at the border.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT IF YOU INTEND TO CROSS THE BORDER AND JOIN US FOR THIS PART OF THE WALK.

A few reminders:
1)    Wear sunscreen
2)    Wear a hat!
3)    Cover up!
4)    Bring water!
5)    Wear appropriate footwear (open-toed shoes are not recommended)

Sunday, June 5, 2016:

If you plan to walk with us the final day:

We will be departing from the BLM campsite located at the northwest corner of Ajo Way and San Joaquin Road at 7:15am.  We will be walking single-file along Ajo Road.

A few reminders:
1)    Wear sunscreen
2)    Wear a hat!
3)    Cover up!
4)    Bring water!
5)    Wear appropriate footwear (open-toed shoes are not recommended)

If you plan to welcome us at Kennedy Park:
We will be arriving to the park at approximately 11:15am to Ramada #3, located behind the Mission Library at the northwest corner of Ajo Way and Mission Road.  Upon arrival, we will have a short press conference, followed by music, food and celebration.

We look forward to walking with you this year!

The Migrant Trail Organizing Committee 2016

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Our Vision

The precarious reality of our borderlands calls us to walk. We are a spiritually diverse, multi-cultural group who walk together on a journey of peace to remember people, friends and family who have died, others who have crossed, and people who continue to come. We bear witness to the tragedy of death and of the inhumanity in our midst. Lastly, we make this sacred journey as a community, in defiance of the borders that attempt to divide us, committed to working together for the human dignity of all peoples.

La realidad precaria de nuestra frontera nos hace un llamado a caminar. Somos un grupo diverso en cultura y espíritu quienes caminamos juntos en una jornada de paz para recordar a nuestros compañeros, amigos y familiares: los que han muerto, los que han cruzado, y quienes continúan cruzando. Testificamos acerca de la tragedia de muerte e inhumanidad en nuestro medio. Finalmente, en comunidad, emprendemos un sendero sagrado en contra de estas fronteras que intentan dividirnos, comprometidos a luchar juntos por la dignidad de todos.

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