Uprooted Learning Tour 2015

Reflections and take aways one month later from Uprooted leader, Erin Willems, (MCCS Youth and Young Adult Engagement Programs Coordinator). Erin wrote this for the MCCS blog: “Peacebuilding on the Prairies”. Posted June 18, 2015.

Peacebuilding on the Prairies

Enjoying some of the sites in Mexico City. This is the Monumento a la Revolucion. 2015 Uprooted Team (left to right): Tonja Friesen Ehpaw Eh, Katrina Doran, Thomas Caldwell, Josie Willms, Erin Willems Enjoying some of the sites in Mexico City. This is the Monumento a la Revolucion. 2015 Uprooted Team (left to right): Tonja Friesen, Ehpaw Eh, Katrina Doran, Thomas Coldwell, Josie Willms, Erin Willems

I just returned from a learning tour with five other young adults. We spent three weeks observing and learning about migration in Mexico. We also spent a week in Guatemala and Southern Mexico looking at the border, visiting an MCC flower cooperative, and learning how cooperatives serve as an alternative to migration. We flew to Mexico City and spent a week experiencing some Mexican history and culture and visiting migrant shelters. The last week was in Northern Mexico where we spent time visiting with migrants and walking in the desert, and along the border wall. It was an incredible opportunity and we learned and experienced a lot in a short time

In orientation we talked about how to…

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