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Workshops and Panels in Nogales, Arizona
Workshops and Panels in Nogales, Arizona are located at the Hotel Americana: 639 N Grand Ave. Nogales, Arizona.
Child care will be available from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Hotel Americana, Toltec Room
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Families of the Disappeared and Families of Border Patrol Violence Speak: The Search for Truth and Justice
Border Patrol Victims Network & the Family Network of the Colibri Center for Human Rights
In this panel, families breaking down the walls of impunity will share stories of the search for their disappeared and search for justice for all victims of Border Patrol violence.
Report on Militarism From the Borderlands to Palestine
Arizona Palestine Solidarity Committee
A report on militarization, occupation, settler colonialism and resistance from O’odham lands to Palestine.
Roundtable: Youth Organizing Against Border Imperialism and For Liberation
Students & Youth
Ithaca College students will facilitate a space in which youth and students can engage in a dialogue regarding border imperialism and youth activism in local communities, including universities.
Making Movement Music with The Peace Poets
The Peace Poets
Come learn new songs and explore the art of leading them for the healing, courage and connection of our communities.
2:20pm – 3:50pm
Ending Plan Mexico and the Cross-Border Gun Trade
John Lindsay-Poland and Jessica Molina
Testimony of recent forced disappearances by the Mexican Navy, how the United States is arming and training the navy, and how participants can take action in both the U.S. and Mexico to support affected families and to stop the flow of weapons that are used in the record numbers of homicides and abuses in Mexico. Presenters: Jessica Molina, whose husband was disappeared in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in March 2018; John Lindsay-Poland, coordinator of the Stop US Arms to Mexico, a project of Global Exchange.
Interference with Humanitarian Aid : Death and Disappearance on the US-Mexico Border
No More Deaths
No More Deaths volunteers will present on the findings of our report Interference with Humanitarian Aid : Death and Disappearance on the US-Mexico Border, detailing Border Patrol’s routine destruction of humanitarian aid supplied intended for people crossing the US-Mexico border through the harsh Arizona desert.
Defense of the Sacred: Tohono O’odham Men’s Salt Pilgrimage and Ceremony
O’odham in Mexico Traditional Leaders and Tohono O’odham Men’s Salt Ceremony and Pilgrimage
The Tohono O’odham Men’s Salt Ceremony Leader and Spiritual Guide (Ken Jose Maria and Maria Garcia, respectively) will describe the Tohono O’odham Defense of the threatened Sacred Site at Salinas Grandes, in the Alto Golfo Biosphere in Sonora, Mexico at the Gulf of California, against the Salt Mining operation of Pedro Villagran.
Chinga La Migra: A Call to Political Action – POC Space
Alejandra Pablos & Isabel García
This popular education workshop will address how US militarization caused and exacerbated the separation of children at the US/Mexico border, and will expose the structures and pipelines that have been created to criminalize migration and lead to indefinite incarceration or deportation.
4:10pm – 5:40pm
Undeterred – Film Screening
People Helping People in the Border Zone
A screening of the local documentary film, Undeterred, a story of community resistance to border militarization in Arivaca, Arizona
Collective Processing and Reflection – POC Space
School of the Americas Watch
This will be a Person of Color-centered space to process the Border Encuentro experience with the support of facilitators.
Education for Liberation
Join Public School Teachers to explore the political and economic forces of the SOA and US militarism within the capitalist system and walk away with teaching materials and strategies to teach about US imperialism and resistance.
Responses to the Humanitarian Crisis Across the US Borderlands
Armadillos, No More Deaths, South Texas Human Rights Center
Learn about the humanitarian responses to the US policies of deaths and disappearances across the changing landscapes of the US/Mexico borderlands. Humanitarian aid groups from southern Texas, Arizona and California share the various strategies and challenges they face – from the privatization of lands, to the militarization of immigration and security policies, to the criminalization of humanitarian aid.
Workshops and Panels in Nogales, Sonora
Workshops and Panels in Nogales, Sonora are located at Escuela Primaria Abelardo L Rodriguez, Fenochio 23, Fundo Legal, Nogales, Sonora
Child care will be available from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Escuela Abelardo
12:30 – 2:00pm
The Legacy of the War on Terror: Institutionalized Islamophobia from Bush to Trump
Justice for Muslims Collective
This workshop will present an overview of the ways in which Muslims have been criminalized in the War on Terror since 9/11 under the guise of national security, and make connections between different struggles of various communities.
Borders are big prisons: from Prison Imperialism to a world without walls
Alliance for Global Justice
US Prison Imperialism and US Border Imperialism are two sides of the same coin, coined under the doctrine of national security of the United States: both imperialist strategies need each other to function, share some of the same goals and target the same communities.
Local and regional organization against border imperialism: indigenous peoples against intervention, militarization, racism and segregation
People’s Human Rights Observatory
The articulation of peasant, indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations is a strategy of the People’s Human Rights Observatory to defend communities and regions of intervention and neocolonization processes that are represented by economic death projects, militarization disguised as a war on drugs, and racism and segregation that borders represent.
Terror and Solidarity in Honduras
Guatemala Human Rights Commission, USA, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and Dana Frank
This workshop looks at ongoing repression and impunity in Honduras since the 2009 coup, US support for the dictatorial regime of Juan Orlando Hernández, and solidarity activism in the US addressing it.
Thank you for your service, now leave my country: U.S. Military Veterans among the Ranks of the Dispossessed
Unified U.S. Deported Veterans Information and Resource Center in Tijuana & Veterans for Peace Chapter 184
US military veterans, upon hearing the oft-repeated “Thank you for your service,” must ask, “Service to whom, and to what? The People of the United States? The Constitution? Or the Military Industrial Complex – the greedy one-percenters who have glutted their bank accounts with the unnecessary blood of our brothers and sisters?
2:20pm – 3:50pm
With Privatization a Root Cause of Migration in Central America, Privatization of Water in El Salvador Must Be Stopped
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
The drastic increase in migration since the end of the 80s war can be attributed to high levels of economic inequality and violence that coincided with neoliberal privatizations and economic restructurings, which along with militarized security policies were pushed by the United States government.
Hip-Hop vs Neoliberalism
This multimedia workshop focuses on the parallel histories of Hip-Hop culture, Neoliberalism, and the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Through personal stories and surveying of historical data that places Hip-Hop history in conversation with economic trends, we examine Neoliberalism’s effect on Hip-Hop culture and the communities that gave birth to it.
How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance
Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources (ACODET) with Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)
Maya Mam activist José Gómez, Coordinator of ACODET (Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources), will tell the story of his organization’s decade-plus resistance to the Xalalá hydroelectric dam and their long-term work to build community power in the face of corporate-led development in Guatemala’s Ixcán region.
Crisis in Honduras: Tyranny and Exodus Made in the USA
Honduras Solidarity Network & School of the Americas Watch
The refugee caravan finds it origins in the US interventionist policies in the region from the 2009 US-backed coup in Honduras to Berta Cáceres’ assassination. The caravan is a consequence of corruption, impunity and violence made in the US.
From US-Backed Dirty Wars in Central America to the Texas Border: A Conversation on Border Militarization and Migration
Detained Migrant Detention Project & Jennifer Harbury
Paola Fernandez of the Detained Migrant Solidarity Project in El Paso, and human rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury, based in Brownsville, will speak about what it means to seek asylum in the United States, and the extreme violence and conditions of torture in detention centers, in addition to what the challenges are before and after detention.
4:10pm – 5:40pm
Organizing Resistance for the Right to Stay: Honduras & Colombia
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) & Friends of the Women’s Movement in Cajibio (Cauca, Colombia)
The focus of this panel will be on current contexts of repression in Honduras and Colombia, and the lessons can we draw both from collective resistance for the right to stay in these two countries.
Print and Paste: Art as Resistance
Come print with your feet a monumental BlockPrint made here at the Border Encuentro! Then, learn wheat-pasting techniques as we bring our visual collective dream for freedom of being to life!
Divest from U.S.-Israeli Repression: Demilitarize Borders
Stop the Wall Campaign (Palestine), O’odham Anti Border Collective, Friends of Sabeel, CODEPINK, North America & Jewish Voice for Peace
Come learn about how Israeli corporations export technology they have ‘tested’ on Palestinians to bolster border militarization at the US/Mexico border and join intersectional boycott and divestment campaigns that are resisting US/Israeli militarization.
Binational Organizing to end Plan Merida and the Drug War
Laura Carlsen and Natalia Báez
This workshop shares work by the Americas Program and the Mexican Commission for the Defense of Human Rights (CMDPDH), two of the groups leading research and analysis of how Plan Mérida and the legal and illegal gun trade lead to escalating violence and many of the most serious human rights violations in Mexico, and will discuss grassroots organizing to expose and end these militarized policies.
Faith Response to Militarism and Oppression
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Learn how Christian Peacemaker Teams, made up of local partners and peacemakers from North America, use the work of accompaniment to amplify the voices of our partners in Colombia as they nonviolently resist militarism and oppression.