Endorse the Encuentro

Calling on all allied organizations and collectives to endorse the 2017 SOA Watch Border Encuentro

This year’s 2nd Border Encuentro at the U.S./Mexico border is a direct response to the call for solidarity with the border communities to resist militarization, support refugees and migrants, and to denounce the US military, political and economic policies in Latin America that creates the conditions for forced displacement and violence. There is no wall or border that can deter the solidarity of people!

To generate the biggest possible impact, it is important to build a strong coalition of groups to make the Encuentro a success and to challenge the oppressive systems that perpetuate U.S. imperialism, militarization, and racism.

Will your organization join us and endorse the Border Encuentro?  

SOA Watch renews its commitment to the people of Latin America and its diasporas by continuing the struggle against militarization that promotes violence, while embracing an active solidarity that connects with broader struggles for justice and liberation. Today more than ever, we need to build power from the bottom up. We hope we can work together to achieve this goal. We hope to see you in the Borderlands.

We are grateful to this year’s endorsers! 

8th Day Center for Justice
Alliance for Fair Food
American Friends Service Committee
Church of Our Saviour Episcopal / La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador Episcopal
CIVIC, Las Cruces
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
Denver Justice and Peace Committee
Hope in Focus
Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, Minnesota
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, IMIrJ
Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America
Latin America Task Force of Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice
May 1st Coalition
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)
Norfolk Catholic Worker
Office of the Americas
Presbyterian Church, USA
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
Puppetista Collective / Colectivo de Titiriterxs
Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
School Sisters of Notre Dame
SOA Watch – Los Angeles
SOA Watch, East Bay
SOA Watch, Oakland
The Interfaith Union
The Network of Spiritual Progressives
The Nuclear Resister
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 126
Witness for Peace Southeast
Women’s Alliance for Theology Ethics and Ritual (WATER)