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US-Mexican Peace and Unity March

“One Community United Against the Wall”

To the Residents of the Borderlands,

The people of the border share and are united by a history, a language, a culture. While this land may be separated by an international boundary, the people cannot be divided. As construction begins on the proposed border wall, it stands to not only further divide the land but to divide the people.

We of the border are one community. We are all affected when our neighbors are displaced from their homes, are all affected by waves of violence, by unemployment and anti-immigrant measures. As the borderlands experience a difficult time, we cannot be passive and simply hope for change. We cannot allow our community to be parted and so it is for ourselves and our future that we must stand together in an act of solidarity.

As the border wall cuts the land, it cuts the communities of the border and tries to create differences among them. This wall, imposed upon us by those who do not live here, is said to be a form of “security” but there can be no security when division and hate are created.

It’s time that we mobilize to stop the building of the wall!

We are urging you to join the Peace and Unity March against the wall. On Wednesday evening, August 27, marchers will gather at Ft. Hancock for a cultural event to celebrate the beginning of the March. On Thursday August 28, the participants will walk to Alamo Alto. Friday, August 29, the march will stop to rest and a community event in Tornillo and end the day in Fabens. The march will continue Saturday, August 30, an will make a rest stop in San Elizario for a community action, to continue to Socorro. After a morning ceremony in Ysleta del Sur on Sunday, August 31, the march will continue to El Paso. A binational act in Anapra/Sunland Park will end the protest.

Those wishing to take part in the march can do so in a number of ways. Marchers are invited to participate for the entire five days, for any shorter amount of time or for the nightly events only. Donations of food, water, and transportation are needed along with monetary contributions. Whether or not you take part in any other way, everyone can help the march by publicizing it and discussing the issues with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Now is the time to act, now is the time to create the change we want to see. With this march, we will show the world that we are one community united against the wall: one voice speaking out for peace.

Join the march! Let us know if you are willing to participate in any way.

Carlos Marentes

On behalf of the Planning Group

For more information, please contact Javier Perez: chamucos00@hotmail.com or cell (915) 474-4930

By mopress

Writer, Editor, Educator, Lifelong Student

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