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Families Belong Together and Free: Rapid Response

  • McAllen, Texas USA (map)

As we all watched the news in horror and heard from our friends on the ground, together we became deeply troubled by the detention and separation of Mexican and Central American migrant families and children. Refugees and asylum seekers need trauma-informed emotional support, solidarity, and advocacy and they need to be together.

At the invitation of local partners, Activate Labs has been asked to bring a Beautiful Resistance to the border and at shelters and detention centers. From July 5-15 2018, Activate Labs will be leading volunteers in responsive solidarity, advocacy, legal support, trauma healing workshops and more. With our local partners, we will be supporting with arts-based actions, provide trauma-informed workshops for women and mothers, offer direct support for translation, and facilitate partnerships with those who can provide legal aid (lawyers, BIA approved and paralegals). As the situation in South Texas is still unfolding and we are working to respond rapidly to support efforts locally, there may be additional activities centered on supporting the migrants who have been detained.

How to get involved:

  1. Donate to help us cover transportation, supplies, food etc. (housing and cars in McAllen, Texas have been made available from local partners) whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps
  2. Join us in Southern Texas: Fill out the form
  3. Invite other friends to join the fundraiser and effort by changing your facebook profile frame to the campaign logo, sharing and posting about our efforts.

Please use your platforms to join us!