Each year the Foundation Employee Grantmaking Committee, Staff, and Trustees spend some time visiting with past grantees and others in a region or city of particular interest to us. In late October of 2013, we visited Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico.
The team spent three days visiting with organizers and service providers on both sides of the border to learn first-hand about the plight of migrants, US immigration policies, Border Patrol practices and Arizona laws that negatively impact immigrant and native born communities. Among the grantees we met with were: Pan Left Productions, Coalición de Derechos Humanos, the Arizona Sonora Border Coalition, and Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras.
The delegation’s report on this trip is available here.