2014 Sponsors

The following are the sponsors for the 2014 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 is a group of people who fast, pray, contact law makers, etc., in solidarity with DREAMers.  At least one person is fasting each day of the year.

8th Day Center for Justice The Spirituality of justice calls the staff of the 8th Day Center to envision a world of right relationships in which all creation is seen as sacred and interconnected. In such a world all people are equal and free from oppression, have a right to a just distribution of resources, and to live in harmony with the cosmos.

The Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras/Indigenous Alliance Without Borders works affirm the rights of Indigenous peoples, their right to self-determination, their collective human and civil rights, the rights of sovereignty and the protection of sacred sites, and the free unrestricted movement across international borders.

BorderLinks is a nonprofit educational organization in Tucson that focuses on cross-border relationship building opportunities, issues of immigration, community formation and development, and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the U.S., and beyond.

Casa Maria is the Catholic Worker Community in Tucson, Arizona.  Its goal is to practice daily the Works of Mercy and Works of Justice. At Casa Maria, our Catholic Workers are devoted to acts of mercy (feeding and clothing those in need, visiting the ill, etc), voluntary poverty, pacifism, and the search of justice for the poor. In each action, they use their faith and try to revive the faith in those who have lost it, making them understand that Christ has never left their lives.

Coalición de Derechos Humanos (“The Human Rights Coalition”) is a grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.

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’ primary goal is 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. We educate and organize citizens in support of human rights for all people in the belief that a diversity of voices grow and strengthen the movement for immigrant justice.

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. Additionally, we accompany immigrant families fighting their deportation cases.

Earlham College Border Studies Program is a semester program that combines rigorous academic study, practical on-site learning, travel seminars and structured reflection in a semester that engages college students in some of today’s most urgent social, economic, and ecological matters.

Franciscans for Justice is a joint project of the O.F.M. Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Province. Franciscan Friars are a Roman Catholic religious community called and committed to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the prophetic spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. We work with others to promote justice, peace and care for creation, in our times.

Frontera de Cristo is a Presbyterian border ministry located in the sister cities of Agua Prieta, Sonora and Douglas, Arizona.  Frontera de Cristo seeks to put flesh on the good news of Jesus Christ through six areas of ministry: Church Development, Health Ministry, Family Ministry, the New Hope Community Center, Mission Education and the Just Trade Center.

The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ is a gathering of people committed to creating a bold, spirited, life changing presence in the Santa Cruz Valley. We seek to include everyone on the journey of faith because Jesus included everyone on the journey with him.

Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans is a community organization whose primary mission is to save lives in the Southern Arizona Desert.  Their work includes: searching the desert offering water, food and first aid to migrants found suffering from heat, dehydration, and injuries; conducting “basura” runs to gather possessions left behind in the desert;   working with other humanitarian groups to educate ourselves and others about migrant issues.

Humane Borders, motivated by faith, offers humanitarian assistance to those in need through the deployment of emergency water stations on routes known to be used by migrants coming north through our desert.

Just Coffee/Café Justo is a coffee grower cooperative based in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. We market a pure, organic cofee which is grown, harvested and marketed in the spirit of justice. Our goal is to provide incentives for people to remain on their family lands.

Just Coffee Please exists to help educate and market to customers for Just Coffee.  The main purpose is to bring more families into the cooperative through additional sales and to create relationships between coffee growers and drinkers.

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.

The Peace and 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.

REA Communications REA Media Group is a Tucson based full service Advertising, Marketing, PR & Strategic Consulting group. We have over 25 years of experience in the field, serving general markets, while specializing in multicultural markets in the U.S and Mexico. We are a Latino owned company and pride ourselves in being a corporately responsible agency, committed to the betterment of the communities we serve.

School Sisters of Notre Dame Our Mission is to proclaim the good news as School Sisters of Notre Dame, directing our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. As He was sent to show the Father’s love to the world, we are sent to make Christ visible by our very being, by sharing our love, faith, and hope.

Shalom House- Douglas, AZ is a hospitality house in Douglas, Arizona, available to anyone needing a temporary place to stay (e.g. visitors to the border, homeless people, etc.)

Shalom Mennonite Fellowship: We are a group of Mennonite Christians living in the city, seeking the peace of the place where we have been called to.  It is a challenging, joy-filled journey as we seek to follow Jesus in real life, gather as a community of believers to support each other in good times and bad, and to be about the work of reconciliation in our neighborhoods, our city, our country and our world.

Southside Presbyterian Church: We believe that God has called us together to be a congregation that welcomes and fully values all people, and we believe that God has sent us out into the world to serve others and to put our faith into action.

St. John’s Episcopal Church of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, with God’s help and in the Anglican tradition, lives to proclaim the Gospel of Christ by ministering through worship, outreach, fellowship, and education.  We welcome all who enter our doors, and we support the diverse callings of each member as we seek to serve Christ in every person.

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.

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 Since July 1, 2002, Samaritans has been a voice of compassion, a healing presence in the Arizona desert. It is an organization comprised of  people of conscience and faith who render humanitarian aid to migrants in distress in the Tucson Sector of the Arizona/Mexico border. Samaritans is a mission of Southside Presbyterian Church.

University Presbyterian Church is an open, dynamic Christian community that invites all seekers to join with us in glorifying God and discovering God’s will expressed in Jesus Christ. We celebrate God’s love in joyful worship and learning, demonstrate Christ’s compassion in generous service to others, and experience Christ’s love in supportive fellowship.