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Border Journey: Walls and Bridges

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:00pm
Strand Union Building, Leigh Lounge

Scott Nicholson volunteers with the Home of Hope and Peace (HEPAC) community center in Nogales, Mexico located three miles south of the border wall.  His presentation, "Border Journey: Walls and Bridges," features his photos of the borderlandsand will describe the reality of life in Nogales, the migrants perilous journey to enter the U.S., and HEPAC's community work.

"The vision of HEPAC is to create a healthy community in Mexico so people don't feel forced to risk arrest and death in the desert in a desperate attempt to provide for their families," said Scott.  The majority of the participants in the programs are children and women:

  • Nutrition for Education provides a healthy lunch for more than 100 community schoolchildren.
  • Culture of Peace community workshops teach methods for healing from trauma and violence, resolving conflicts, and working non-violently for peace with justice.
  • Kid's camps provide educational activities during school vacation.
  • Adult education is enabling 360 people to finish their elementary and high school education.
  • The Women's Cooperative creates medallions to commemorate migrants who died in the desert and provides income for cooperative members. 

If you'd like more information from Scott, you can e-mail him at or call his U.S. cell phone at 520-9074-0491.  You can also read his blog at  This event is sponsored by the MSU Women's Center and is free and open to the public.

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