Last Thursday February 17, 2017 Margo Cowan, Pima County Public Defender and long-time community activist launched a public campaign to support the local Latino undocumented community. At a rally at Pueblo High School in South Tucson, Margo advised the expectant crowd of about 300 people to do three things:
1. Pick up the poster and put it in a window in your house. Better yet, take several posters and share them with your neighbors. "We have printed 20,000 posters and our hope is to see them all over the city."
2. Put a red dot on the Tucson map so that everyone can see where these posters are. I put my red dot at my neighbor's address and took another poster for my home in Portland, Oregon.
In Portland, Oregon there are several KYR trainings being planned through VOZ, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and IMIRJ, the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice. CAUSA, the statewide Latino organization is always sponsoring KYR events. www.imirj.org and www.causa.org. Get involved - now is the time to resist with resilience and spirit!
My life has been about crossing borders and cultures and building bridges across the boundaries that normally divide. Have you crossed any borders in your life?