The following are the sponsors for the 2018 Migrant Trail. We are grateful for the diverse support we have, which makes the Migrant Trail possible. If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Migrant Trail, please visit: https://azmigranttrail.com/become-a-sponsor-of-the-migrant-trail/
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.
Ajo Samaritans– Located in Ajo, Arizona, we are a volunteer organization providing humanitarian aid (water, food, medical support) to those in need who are crossing our beautiful but potentially treacherous Sonoran Desert. Our goal is to save lives and relieve suffering as well as to educate ourselves and others about migration issues.
American Friends Service Committee /Coloradans For Immigrant Rights– Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of the American Friends Service Committee Colorado, is an ally organization accompanying immigrants and migrants in our community in their struggle to defend their rights and keep their families together. AFSC/CFIR provides organizing, lobbying, coordination, media, logistical and policy development support to other organizations and communities in Denver Metro and Colorado.
BorderLinks was founded in 1988 as the educational arm of the Sanctuary Movement and continues to lead immersion educational trips in the borderlands. We bring the voices of directly-affected people and their allies to the forefront of conversations about migration justice.
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.
The Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist 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 emhance the common good.
Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Immigration Justice Task Force: The immigration Justice Task Force of the Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship supports the immigration community within Boulder County and the state of Colorado thorugh particpation in the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coaltion, the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, The Rapid response Team and several immigrant based gropus. We educate our membership and others about immigration. We support legislation at both the federal and state level.
Colibrí Center for Human Rights works with families of those who have disappeared while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to find answers through forensic science. Colibrí partners closely with medical examiners and coroners throughout the borderlands to build sanctuary around the process of searching for a missing loved one.
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.
Franciscans for Justice: A joint project of the Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara and Our Lady of Guadalupe Provinces–with ministries throughout the 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, and we invite you to visit us!
Humane Borders– We place water in the desert to save human lives.
Mennonite Central Committee- Alberta – We work in peace, development and peace.
Mennonite Central Committee U.S.– 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.
Mountain View Friends Meeting [Quaker], Denver– MVFM is a Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends [Quakers], and a member Meeting of Intermountain Yearly Meeting. Active Social Ministry is an important part of the practice of our faith. MVFM has been involved in migration, immigration and sanctuary work for over 30 years.
No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes– Humanitarian aid for migrants
Pima Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)– We are an unprogrammed Quaker community in Tucson, Arizona. We worship through both expectant silence and spoken words, without a prescribed program. We extend welcome to immigrants and refugees because we believe that the Friends’ testimony of equality requires a single standard of treatment for all human beings and that all people share in God’s Light.
Promotoras de Derechos Humanos
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Douglas, AZ– Four School Sisters of Notre Dame live and minister on the US/MX border in Douglas, AZ. Our main focus of ministry is outreach and support for vulnerable migrants and advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform.
Shalom House: Hospitality house in Douglas. Anyone needing temporary housing is welcome to stay for no charge.
Tucson Salvatorians– The Salvatorians are a religious organization of priests, sisters and lay people who are committed to making Jesus Christ, our savior, known by all ways and means according to their station in life.
Tucson Samaritans– Providing humanitarian aid in the desert
University Presbyterian Church, Tempe, AZ – University Presbyterian is a congregation of 210 members with a deep commitment to social justice. Along with participating in local movements to bring about change, UPC has hosted a Guatemalan refugee in sanctuary as well as being represented on the Migrant Trail since the second walk in 2005.
Wat Buddhametta & Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center: We are a Buddhist monastery and Buddhist Meditation Center located in Tucson, in Arizona. We provide Buddhist services and teach Buddhist Mindfulness meditation to the community in the southwest of Arizona and greater area.
YWCA of Southern Arizona / Chef Jon Wirtis – Since 1917, we have been leading the fight for social and economic justice. We believe that women’s rights are human rights. Together we are building a world that works for everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, class, ability or age.
Mary Hope W Lee