Spread intentionally across the weekend of Friday, July 31 – August 1 (with a closing/take it home session the evening of Monday, August 2), this new format allows UUs and UU-aligned individuals to connect to the realities of our broken immigration system on both sides of the US Border, deepen our understanding of our faith’s call to transform existing policies and practices, and take concrete next steps in creating immigrant and immigration justice.
Registration costs $150* per attendee, and covers program costs and “love offerings” to the communities hosting our virtual visits. Learn more about the schedule & tentative itinerary and register for this unique and powerful program here!
*Discounts/Scholarships available for UU youth, seminarians, and financial accessibility.
UUBorders is an experiential justice journey
to the U.S.-Mexico Border sponsored by the
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California
in collaboration with Garymar Academy.
Due to COVID-19, Our in-person journeys are currently on hold to protect the health & safety of our partner communities in Tijuana and trip participants. As it becomes safer, we will re-evaluate and communicate any updates on upcoming in-person immersions here.
Are you ready to learn more about U.S. immigration policy from those directly impacted?
Are you open to growing spiritually?
Below is a sample itinerary from the last trip to give you an idea of what a UU Borders trip is like. The trip included:
- a visit to Mother Asunta shelter, the deportee drop center in Tijuana;
- serving breakfast to 1,100 people each day at Desayunador Saliseano
- meeting with inspirational neighborhood organizers working to build up their communities; and
- attending the Sunday communion ceremony at the border wall.
Each evening, participants engage in shared reflection and spiritual deepening. We come together to discuss things like:
- how we can speak and act from our Unitarian Universalist faith in our communities and at the national level for compassionate and comprehensive immigration reform in the United States.
- the economic & environmental issues that push and pull immigrants and their families;
- local, state, and federal efforts to engage in immigration justice
The cost is $470 per person and includes room & board, programming, and transportation from San Diego to Tijuana and back.
Note: If you would like to consider organizing a trip for your congregation, please fill out the form to the right.
The Living Tradition we share draws from many sources: the words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and transforming love. — Singing the Living Tradition