Migrant Trail 2020: An Alternative Experience

Registration has begun for the Migrant Trail 2020, a virtual community experience, will begin on Saturday, May 9th. See below for details and the registration link.

A Virtual Experience:

We, members of the Migrant Trail Organizing Committee, recognize that the deaths of migrants in the desert continue, despite the global pandemic that is Covid19. We are also seeing the terrifying risk of exposure that (im)migrant and asylum-seeking communities face and also in detention facilities in the face of the pandemic. This year, in an effort to continue in the spirit of justice and witness, we have created an alternative experience of the Migrant Trail. We seek to re-engage past participants and connect with future participants in a format that we hope will continue to connect us and inspire action.

The Migrant Trail 2020 Alternative experience will feature daily reflections, videos, podcasts, and featured speakers. Registered participants will receive a Participant Packet once their fees are paid that will include all needed information. See below for some of the confirmed speakers

ALL PROCEEDS from the registration fees will go to the following border organizations that are directly affected by both the border and the recent pandemic:

  • BorderLinks
  • O’Odham Anti-Border Collective
  • Keep Tucson Together
  • Bond Fund

Click HERE to learn more about these organizations

Registration Fees:

Sliding scale: $35.00 – $200.00 for the week

Click HERE to register

There are a limited number of scholarships available for those who are unable to pay the registration fee. Please contact us at: azmigranttrail@gmail.com for more information.

Featured Speakers and their topics Include:

  • Guadalupe Castillo, Community Historian, Keep Tucson Together:”Broadening our Borderlands History”
  • Nellie Jo David, Co-Founder of the O’odham Anti-Border Collective:“O’odham Roots Run Deeper than Walls”
  • Todd Miller, celebrated border journalist and author:“In an Empire of Borders, Build Bridges, Not Walls”
  • Dan Millis, Borderlands Program Manager for Arizona’s Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club:“The Environmental Implications of Border Militarization”
  • Jessica Rodriguez, Lead Organizer, Southside Worker Center, “Living DACAmented”
  • Margo Cowan, Immigration Attorney and Community Leader:“Community Organizing and Legal Justice in the Borderlands”

Click HERE for the full speaker bio list.

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