Borderlands project

RESPONDING TO DISPLACEMENT WITH PLACE-FULNESS
PHASE I

I am seeking $3,200 in monthly patronage to support my work in El Paso, Texas, serving migrants and developing educational curricula on the border through June 2020. 

I have spent the past year engaged in self-supported curriculum development and migrant service on the US/ Mexico border and I need your support in order to continue! Everyone who supports me will join a circle receiving weekly writing, poetry and videos on current place-based projects in El Paso, Texas.

The first $1700 of monthly patronage will go towards my basic costs of simple living in El Paso. $500 monthly will go towards direct expenses associated with migrant service. $1000 monthly will go towards a woman/trans/femme leader in El Paso also engaged in unpaid labor serving migrants and community.

 
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Active Migrant Solidarity

When migrants present themselves at the United States border, they are imprisoned in detention, returned to Mexico, or released to a shelter in El Paso. I work in active solidarity with migrants in each of these conditions.

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Border Classroom

I create curriculum which brings to life the experience of migrants and residents in El Paso and Juárez today so that students can understand the reality of life at the border.