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Seeing Through the Border: Solidarity in the Southwest (El Paso) Participants will travel to the U.S/Mexican Border, the most frequently crossed border in the world, where the “First World” meets the “Third World”.  In El Paso, TX, we will assist with the daily running of a migrant shelter, immerse ourselves in borderlands culture, meet human rights activists, and expand our perspectives on U.S/Mexico relations. Through this experience, we hope to enhance our understanding of the border as a microcosm of today’s globalized economy and build a vision of cross-cultural solidarity.

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Dollars Raised: 111%

Funding Details

Deadline: Dec 31, 2014
Total needed: $2,000

Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to El Paso over 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.

Seeing Through the Border: Solidarity in the Southwest (El Paso) Participants will travel to the U.S/Mexican Border, the most frequently crossed border in the world, where the “First World” meets the “Third World”.  In El Paso, TX, we will assist with the daily running of a migrant shelter, immerse ourselves in borderlands culture, meet human rights activists, and expand our perspectives on U.S/Mexico relations. Through this experience, we hope to enhance our understanding of the border as a microcosm of today’s globalized economy and build a vision of cross-cultural solidarity.

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