Revitalize Not Militarize

Border Families Launch Spring Campaign


Día de Acción No Más Brutalidad en la Frontera

Por Justicia y Rendicion de Cuentas

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Jueves, 28 de Mayo 2015



Patagonia, Arizona – Border Brutality Public Forum at Patagonia Town Park on May 27 afternoon. Contact: Erin Blanding 520-841-2104

Tucson, Arizona – Vigil and Reflection before the Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez hearing at U.S. District Court, Courtroom 5D, 405 W. Congress St., Tucson, Arizona. Tuesday, May 26 at 1:00 pm. For more info, contact the Border Patrol Victims Network at (520) 226-7523. 

Tucson, Arizona – Vigil at Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W. 23rd Street, Tucson, AZ 85713. Thursday, May 28 at 12:00 pm. For more info:

San Diego, California – 6th Ave & Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92103, May 28 at 5:00 pm
Facebook event:

Las Cruces, New Mexico—Equality New Mexico and ACLU of NM Regional for Border Rights join other regions in commemorating Anastasio Hernandez Rojas. Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Location: Doña Ana Community College, Rm 114M, 3400 South Espina (Enter through the northeast side of DACC Main Campus, corner of South Espina & Gregg Street).  FB event:

Brownsville, Texas – PBS Crossing the Line Special Investigation into CBP Abuse screening and discussion. Thursday, May 28 at 6:00-8:00 pm. Location: Café on Elizabeth, 901 E Elizabeth St. Brownsville, TX 78520. Organized by ACLU of Texas. FB event: Contact: Astrid Dominguez,

Narrow Ridge, Tennessee – Vigil. Contact Ana Maria Vasquez at

Gainesville, Texas – Delegation to meet with Congressman Ted Yoho at 4:30 pm.

Miami, Dade – Comunidad Narrow Ridge Hara Una Vigilia Solidaria.  Contact Ana Maria Vasquez at

Los Angeles, California – Banner dropping in solidarity with the Day of Actions to Stop Border Brutality. Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm. Location: Bridge intersection of the 110 FWY and Wilshire Blvd., in downtown Los Angeles. Contact: Carlos Amador,, 909-524-6308


Philadelphia –  Community Movie Screening Under the Stars: Who is Dayani Cristal? Jefferson Square Park @ 4th st and Washington Ave. Monday, June 1 at 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Organized by  Juntos ( Contact: Miguel Andrade 215-218-9079/

Get involved.
Organize an event in your community.

#StopBorderBrutality    #NoMasBrutalidad

Contact us for more info:
Ricardo Favela,
Kim Rescate,


MAY 28 – Day of Action to Stop Border Brutality

11 am – Press conference
San Ysidro Port of Entry
5 pm – March of the Quilt
San Diego – 6th Ave & Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92103, 5:00 pm
Facebook event:

MARCH 30 – 4th Avenue & 6th Street, Tucson, Arizona

Justice Sí, Impunity No! A Protest & Procession for all victims of Border Patrol violence
5 pm – Gather at 4th Ave & 6th St intersection
6 pm – Vegetarian meal at La Indita Restaurant ($7-includes drink and dessert)
6:30 pm – Teatro Gabacho, Music, and more.
For more info: 520.226.7523

March of the Quilt


Inspired by the AIDS Quilt, The Border Quilt  expresses how militarization has resulted in losses for border residents. On 2’ x 4’ cloth panels, border residents  tell stories of lives lost, loss of civil rights, loss of security, and loss of humanity.

The Border Quilt will start its pilgrimage in Arizona on March 30 and will continue to travel in New Mexico, Texas, and northern border communities.

Follow its journey by visiting this website regularly.


Young voices emerge on day of action

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Young voices emerge on day of action

By Curt Prendergast Our sadness builds like the tumult of clouds before a monsoon, and with each story told the rain finally falls,” a young female voice floated out of the speakers to the more than 70 people gathered at the Patagonia Town Park on Wednesday afternoon.The voice belonged to a Patagonia Union High School student, one of about a dozen anonymous students who created a series of spoken-word vignettes about living on the border. The listeners were at the park to mark a day of action organized by activist groups in seven spots in...

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KPBS: Activists Inform People About Their Rights Crossing The San Ysidro Border

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KPBS: Activists Inform People About Their Rights Crossing The San Ysidro Border

  By Jean Guerrero The Southern Border Communities Coalition organized a checkpoint at the San Ysidro port of entry on Wednesday to inform people crossing the border about their rights. Coalition members said people often fail to report abuses by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when they are detained, questioned or searched. “The point of this is to provide people who are crossing the border from Tijuana to San Diego information about their basic rights,” said Pedro Rios, director of the American Friends Service Committee. Earlier...

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Documentan casos de abuso en cruces internacionales

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Documentan casos de abuso en cruces internacionales

El Paso. Tx.-(Entravision) Agencias en pro de los derechos civiles a lo largo de la frontera de Estados Unidos y México unen esfuerzos para documentar los casos de abusos por parte de agentes de aduanas en contra de viajeros. Article source:...

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