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We will travel to El Paso, Texas, just over the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to live and work at a shelter for undocumented migrants. Through assisting in the daily running of the shelter and serving as companions to these recent immigrants, we hope to ease what is often a harrowing arrival in the United States. Participants will also have the chance to learn first-hand about the complicated theme of migration from many different players including activists, migrants, and government/law enforcement officials.

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Dollars Raised: 85%

Funding Details

Deadline: Feb 02, 2013
Total needed: $2,000

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Amanda Pertierra ’13  Soc Anthropology  New Canaan CT
Hannah Postel ’13  IPE  Washington DC
Zeke Caceres ’15
Gaby Fuentes '16
Claudia Esteva ’15
Lhakpa Bhutia ’16
Faith Whang ’15
Martin Wik Fowler ’15.5
Maddie Orcutt '16
Betty Kobia ’16
Sophie Lew ’13.5
Tatiana Olaru ’14

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Different Voices, New Perspectives Along Mexico/US Border (El Paso): We will travel to El Paso, Texas, just over the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to live and work at a shelter for undocumented migrants. Through assisting in the daily running of the shelter and serving as companions to these recent immigrants, we hope to ease what is often a harrowing arrival in the United States. Participants will also have the chance to learn first-hand about the complicated theme of migration from many different players including activists, migrants, and government/law enforcement officials.

Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to El Pasoover February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts. MiddSTART is a critical part of our effort to help us fundraise for our trip expenses.


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