2017 Sponsors

Organizational Sponsors

The following are the sponsors for the 2017 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.

BorderLinks – BorderLinks works to deepen peoples understanding of borders, immigration, and social justice in order to create action and a real change.

Border Patrol Victims Network – BPVN supports the struggles for justice for families who have had loved ones killed or brutally beaten by the Border Patrol and seek to end impunity for agents.

Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalists Fellowship – The Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalists Fellowship is a welcoming, liberal religious congregation. As a congregation we use freedom, reason and respect to uplift the human spirit, nuture the intellect and enhance the common good. We affirm and promote the worth and dignity of every person.

Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Immigration Justice Task Force – The Fellowship is a liberal faith based organization that supports many social justices causes. The Immigration Task Force has held DACA workshops and volunteers with other organization including the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Coalicion de Derechos Humanos –  Derechos Humanos is a grassroots organization that promotes the human and civil rights of all migrants regardless of their immigration status. Consequently, we fight the militarization of our southern border home and combat the discrimination and human rights abuses of both our citizen and non-citizen brothers and sisters. In the context of an increasingly militarized border and the criminalization of immigration, Derechos Humanos works to empower those most directly impacted to create change and promote justice, challenging the borders that seek to divide us.

Colibrí Center for Human Rights – Colibrí is a nonprofit organization that supports families of missing migrants who have died or disappeared while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. We have an office inside the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner where we take phone calls from families of the missing, and make comparisons between the missing and the dead. We work closely with forensic scientists at the medical examiner’s office, and believe that every person in the world has the right to know the fate of a missing loved one. We collect missing person reports and DNA from relatives in order to assist in their search. We also work with families to make sure that their stories are heard, and their memories are preserved. Every single one of the thousands who have died was an irreplaceable person who is missed and mourned. All of Colibrí’s efforts are supported by donations from individuals and foundations.

Community of Christ of the Desert – The Community of Christ of the Desert emphasizes action for justice, peace and equality. To fulfill our community’s mission of service to God, one another and the wider world, we meet once a week to pray, reflect upon Jesus’ gospel message, celebrate a service of the breaking of the bread together and prepare ourselves to act, individually and as a group, in ways that promote peace and social justice for all people. We are located in the Tucson area and have some 40 members of all ages.

Earlham College’s Border Studies Program – A semester with the Border Studies Program facilitates the examination of issues related to migration, human rights, globalization, food systems, and the environment. Peers, scholars, farmers, indigenous peoples, state authorities, migrants and activists in both Mexico and the U.S. contribute to the learning process. This integrated experience challenges students to be more thoughtful and intentional about their participation in creating a just and sustainable world.

Elise Elliott Undergraduate Enrichment Fund, Pacific University – Liberal Arts University in the Pacific Northwest, committed to inspiring students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.

Franciscans For Justice represent the Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara and Our Lady of Guadalupe Provinces (western U. S.)

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.

Guardian Angels Catholic Community – An open, affirming, inclusive Catholic Community affiliated with the Ecumenical Catholic Communion.

Humane Borders – Humane Borders, motivated by faith and the universal need for kindness, maintains a system of water stations in the Sonoran Desert on routes used by migrants making the perilous journey here on foot. Our primary mission is to save desperate people from a horrible death by dehydration and exposure and to create a just and humane environment in the borderlands. Founded in the summer of the year 2000, Humane Borders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation run almost exclusively by volunteers.

Just Coffee, Inc. – Café Justo is a Grower owned Coffee Cooperative based in southern Chiapas Mexico, formed to address the poverty and migration from Mexico to the U.S.A.

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 – The Migrant Worker Solidarity Network acts in solidarity with migrant workers in Manitoba and around the world. Currently we work with farm workers who come to Manitoba from Mexico through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP).

No More Deaths – No Más Muertes – NMD is a volunteer organization dedicated to ending death and suffering of desert crossers in Arizona. Volunteers provide a wide range of humanitarian services in the desert, in Tucson and in Nogales, Sonora. No More Deaths is a ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson.

Pima Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends – Pima Monthly Meeting is an Unprogrammed Quaker community. We worship together each First Day, 8:00 and 10:30 AM at 931 N. 5th Ave and Fourth Day, 6:00 PM at Casa Mariposa, 127 N. Paloma. Everyone is welcome to share in the power of expectant listening and share, as the spirit moves us.

Salvatorians, Southwest Region – The Salvatorians are a Catholic religious organization of priests, sisters and lay people.

School Sisters of Notre Dame – Douglas, AZ – We are an international Congregation of Women Religious who believe that all have a right to an education, especially girls and women.

Shalom Mennonite Fellowship – Sanctuary congregation in Tucson committed to peace, justice and wide welcome.

Southside Presbyterian Church – A church in the Presbyterian tradition, Southside also welcomes members from a broad spectrum of other faith traditions. The congregation of Southside is committed to serving others and putting its faith into action. Southside carries out a considerable about of local and national social justice ministries for a church of its size.

Tucson Samaritans – Bringing medical aid, water and compassion to those lost in the desert.

University Presbyterian Church – UPC is a PCUSA congregation that has been active in supporting immigration reform for 15 years. Members of this congregation have walked the Migrant Trail for many years, as well as placing water in the desert for Humane Borders, and purchasing, and drinking, Just Coffee.

Wat Buddhametta and Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center – Wat Buddhametta is a Buddhist monastery, temple and meditation center. It provides a place of residence for the Buddhist monastic(s), a place of worship for Buddhists, a meeting place for laypeople, and facilities for the observance of Buddhist religious practices according to the Theravada tradition.

Individual Sponsors:

Deb Gardiner
Pablo Toral