Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 2 10:30 AM (Central)
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 2 11:45 AM (Central)
The proposed border wall has many negative impacts. There are already miles and miles of “fence” along New Mexico’s southern border that have impacted both human life and wildlife along this corridor and increased building will only create more harm. In Doña Ana County, activists working with conservation groups like the Southwest Environmental Center and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation have teamed up with faith-based organizers working on immigration issues through NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fé (CAFé) and built a truly diverse partnership to fight the wall from multiple angles. ProgressNow New Mexico has worked to help amplify the work on the ground to statewide and national audiences. Hear from these organizers on how they’re coming together to stop the wall.
Angelica is a political junkie and blogger at www.rubiodispatch.com. She is also currently in the process of finalizing a 501c3 application for her organization, Center for Advocacy Rights and Engagement (CARE) in rural New Mexico. She is also a freelance writer and was recently published in the journal of North American Congress on Latin America, providing insight on the media’s negative use of the term “illegal” in the ongoing immigration debate.