UUCSJ partners with BorderLinks to offer journeys to the United States/ Mexico border

Who is BorderLinks?

BorderLinks is UUCSJ’s main partner for this immersion journey program; it is a binational, nonprofit educational organization at the U.S.-Mexico border. The organization focuses on cross-border relationship-building opportunities, immigration issues, community formation and development, and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the United States, and beyond.

Why travel with BorderLinks?

Amid high levels of xenophobia and threats against basic human rights within the United States, the BorderLinks experience offers a unique opportunity to deepen participants’ capacity to practice effective justice work. Through a visit to the U.S./ Mexico border wall, meetings with grassroots partners, listening to migrants tell their stories, and walking the dangerous desert paths that so many risk while crossing the border, participants witness the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand.

Individuals and groups return from the journey inspired and motivated to continue their education and join efforts to support asylum seekers and migrant populations close to home.

For more information about BorderLinks, visit their website: https://www.borderlinks.org/ 

If your group is interested in organizing a journey with BorderLinks, please contact Gina Collignon, gcollignon@uucsj.org.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at hvickery@uucsj.org and 617-301-4303