Over the past two decades, the U.S. government has built hundreds of miles of fencing and deployed a massive enforcement regime on our southern border. Communities on both sides of the border and migrants have endured the painful reality of unchecked and unaccountable enforcement in the region, including cross-border shootings and abuses that remain in impunity. In this workshop, we will discuss the harmful impacts of militarization of the border region, as well as how faith communities and allies can advocate to ensure that the rights and dignity of those who live, travel through and seek safety in the border region are protected.
Jennifer Johnson, Southern Border Communities Coalition; Hannah Evans, Friends Committee on National Legislation
Moderator: Rebecca Eastwood, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach