In an effort to educate, build community, and start healing from the trauma inflicted by many causes surrounding migration, Border Angels invites different speakers to better understand these topics. These range from land acknowledgment, to the border wall, and so much more. Upcoming as well as past presentations, panels and talks can all be found here.
Immigration and Inclusion
A talk on migration, inclusion, and persons with disabilities. With motivational speaker, author, and activist Alex Montoya. Alex Montoya is a thought leader who has written eight books – including a children’s one about inclusion. His company, A-MOtivational Communications, creates inspiring in-person and virtual talks. In 2020 he also launched The Alex Montoya Podcast and The Alex Montoya Foundation to celebrate disability and immigrant communities. Check out the next slide to read a little bit more about him!
Deported Veterans and Military families - August 13th
A talk on deported veterans and firsthand accounts of military families affected by immigration laws at the border, and the efforts of organizations on the ground with Robert Vivar of United US Deported Veterans Resource Center and Rocio Rebollar: Deported Mother of US Army Officer.
El Chaparral: What's Happening on the ground? - July 23rd
A panel on the current status of El Chaparral migrant encampment in Tijuana, and the ongoing humanitarian efforts of the Chaparral Humanitarian Alliance. With Judith De la Rocha of Borderline Crisis Center, Luis of Psicologos Sin Fronteras BC, Robert Vivar of United US Deported Veterans, Ian Seruelo of APALA-SD ,and Gina Garibo of AFSC(members of the Chaparral Humanitarian Alliance)
Healing Through Community - May 13th
A talk on central land acknowledgment, community and curanderismo with Grace Sesma.
Construction on the border Wall - February 18th
The impact of border expansion on border communities on Kumeyaay land with Kumeyaay Educator Dr. Stan Rodriguez and Daniel Watman of Friends of Friendship Park