2016 Sponsors

Organizational Sponsors

The following are the sponsors for the 2016 Migrant Trail.  We are grateful for the diverse support we have, which makes the Migrant Trail possible.

The Tucson Peace Center is the 501c3 sponsor of the Migrant Trail.  The mission of the Tucson Peace Center is to promote the cause of peace, social justice, labor equity and a sustainable environment by supporting non-profit organizations working in the Tucson community through the publication of the Tucson Peace Calendar and through the annual Peace Fair & Music Festival.

365 Day Fast in Solidarity with DREAMers– People can sign up with this Facebook group to join others fasting in spiritual solidarity DREAMers. Our goal is to have people fasting every day of the year until immigration laws are changed to allow them to remain in the US legally.

BorderLinks – Through dynamic educational experiences, Borderlinks connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation.

Border Patrol Victims Network– The Border Patrol Victims Network (BPVN) is a group of families and individuals who have been affected by violence from US Border Patrol agents, especially focused on those who have been killed, and who are working together in solidarity to seek justice and end the culture of violence and impunity in the Border Patrol.

Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalists Fellowship – We are a welcoming, liberal religious congregation. As a congregation we use freedom, reason ad respect to uplift the human spirit, nurture the intellect and enhance the common good. We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Immigration Justice Task Force is committed to educating the congregation about immigration, working with immigrants and immigration based groups, and holding DACA and other workshops. Unitarians have supported immigrants since 1964.

Cafe Justo (Just Coffee) – Coffee cooperative owned and operated by the coffee farmers, located in Chiapas Mexico and facilities in Agua Prieta Sonora.

Casa Mariposa – Nourished and empowered by the Spirit, the Casa Mariposa community seeks to live in right relationship with one another, the community, and the earth through hospitality, simple and sustainable living, playful spirituality, and peaceful, prophetic action.”

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights owns the most comprehensive dataset of missing persons last seen crossing the US-Mexico border. Along with access to information about unidentified remains found along border, this data allows us to successfully match families searching for loved ones with unidentified remains and inform the public of a continuing human rights crisis on the border.

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights works to create a welcoming climate for all people by building broad support for immigrant justice. We advocate for humane immigration policies and work to eliminate unjust immigration practices.

The Colorado Office of the American Friends Service Committee promotes a more just world, by organizing allies and faith communities in support of immigrant rights, and by accompanying immigrant families fighting their deportation cases.

Franciscans for Justice  is a Peace & Justice office supported by the St. Barbara and Our Lady of Guadalupe Provinces of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM). The Director is Br. Mark Schroeder, Ofm.

Frontera de Cristo is a Presbyterian border ministry located in the sister cities of Agua Prieta, Sonora and Douglas, Arizona. We work in six primary areas of ministry, which are New Hope Community Center, Mission Education, Migrant Resource Center, Family Ministry, Church Development and Health Ministry.

Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans–  Our mission statement is to save the lives of people coming across the desert.

Guardian Angels Catholic Community, a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. We celebrate our weekend Mass every Sunday morning at 9AM. We are located at 1701 S. College Ave, Tempe 85281. All are welcome! Come and Celebrate with this joy-filled, inclusive, peace & justice embracing beloved community!

Humane Borders – We are a non profit that maintains over 50 water stations in Arizona to assist all in need in the Sonoran Desert.

Jewish Voice for Peace-Tucson – Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.

La Coalición de Derechos Humanos – Derechos Humanos has been fighting the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border since its foundation in 1993. We currently respond to the missing person’s crisis that U.S. policies have created with a Crisis Hotline that families can call to receive help and advice in looking for their disappeared loved ones.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

Migrant Worker Solidarity Network acts in solidarity with migrant workers in Manitoba, Canada and around the world. In particular we advocate on behalf of Seasonal Agricultural Workers spending 3-8 months in Manitoba each year.

Pacific University is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice, Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.

Peace & Justice Committee of the Mountain View Friends Meeting [the Quaker Meeting in Denver] provides a forum and organizing platform for Friends’ social justice ministries in Colorado. MVFM has a history of working for immigrant justice beginning 30 years ago in the Sanctuary Movement, and continuing today in supporting many Friends active in immigrant rights, relief and reform work.

Pima Quaker Meeting We welcome everyone to our Meeting. We extend this welcome because we believe that the Friends’ testimony of equality requires a single standard of treatment for all human beings.We extend our loving care, concern, and support to all individuals, couples, and families in our Meeting and the community.

Promotoras de Derechos Humanos


School Sisters of Notre Dame, Douglas, AZ – As members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, an international congregation of women religious, we are involved in various ministries directed toward migrants in the small border town of Douglas, AZ.

Shalom House– We invite anyone needing a place to stay to stay at Shalom House – visitors to the border, homeless people, recently released prisoners, etc.

Shalom Mennonite Fellowship– We are an inclusive Anabaptist faith community committed to social justice. We’d love to meet you. Join us for worship at 6044 E. 30th St. on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., see more of our activities on our Facebook page.

Southside Presbyterian Church– Southside is a diverse family of faith that professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Called together by God, we welcome all (and all means all!) as we joyfully worship, equip young and old to be disciples of Christ, nurture the bonds of Christian friendship, and serve in the ministries of social justice as we seek to be the body of Christ in our barrio, in the borderlands, and in our world.

Tucson No More Deaths is an organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative: the conviction that people of conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights.

Tucson Samaritans– A healing presence along the border.

University Presbyterian Church, Tempe, AZ–  A PCUSA faith community located in Tempe, Az. that is committed to peace and justice. UPC has a long history of supporting immigration reform and was a 2015 Sanctuary church.

Wat Buddhametta Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center – Buddhist Monastery, Temple and Meditation Center.


Individual Sponsors:

The Loper Group– Environmental Consulting
Deb Gardiner
Mary Hope Lee