VISIT THE BORDER
VISIT LATIN AMERICA
Sell items from our sister communities
Promote fair trade coffee, etc. at
all events and places possible
Organize process for the purchase of
fair trade apparel in schools
Farm Worker Ministry and
Coalition of Immokalee Workers action campaigns.
Help with mailings
Help with database management
Prepare annual financial audit/report
Monitor organizational webpages for
information and alerts
Work on quarterly Newsletter: write, edit,
graphics, photos, layout. etc.
at National, State and Local levels
Library of Congress Legislative
State of Missouri www.state.mo.us
of Illinois www.state.il.gov
About St. Louis stlouis.about.com/od/governmentcities
for IFCLA members
Make appointments and visit legislators
Local speakers (as needed)
Reporting: People who have traveled
to Latin America
Raising Consciousness: People who have
Sharing Stories: People who are from
Speaking Tours (occasional)
NISGUA: Guatemala Network (usually
NicaNet: Nicaraguan Network
Compas de Nicaragua
SHARE: Salvadoran Foundation
IFCO: Pastors for Peace (usually
in the summer)
CSN: Colombia Support Network
HSN: Honduras Solidarity Network
VISIT THE BORDER
For border visits:
Annunciation House www.annunciationhouse.org/bae.html
Frontera de Cristo www.fronteradecristo.org
Humane Borders www.humaneborders.org
Coalicion de Derechos Humano www.derechoshumanosaz.net
No More Deaths www.nomoredeaths.org
Border Angels www.borderangels.org
Presente: Inside the migrant trail walk
To view this video walking
the border trail, click 'View the video (mp4)'
VISIT LATIN AMERICA
Spring Break: High School group to
Guarjila, El Salvador
IFCLA is happy to help you prepare yourself
or your group for travel to Latin America.
IFCLA organizes delegations to the US/Mexico border with No Más Muertes (Tucson, AZ) during the St Louis area university spring break week (generally the second week of March).
IPM - International Partners in Mission
International Partners in Mission
(IPM) works across borders of faith and culture on behalf of children,
women, and youth to create partnerships.
Our Friends Across Borders program strives to educate participants
living in the U.S. about the communities we serve in mission.
By joining us on a short mission awareness immersion trip to one
of our ministries, participants deepen and enrich their understanding
of mission and build friendships across borders. They experience,
first-hand, the culture and lives of the communities in which
Maryknoll Lay Missioners serve. We schedule trips to our ministry
communities in places like Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, El
Salvador, Tanzania, and the US - Mexico border at El Paso, TX
- Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. For more information, please email Friends
Across Borders, call 414-461-1810, or download a PDF
of our general brochure.
Global Exchange www.globalexchange.org/tours
The idea that travel can be educational, fun, and positively influence
international affairs motivated the first Global Exchange Reality
Tours in 1989. Our tours provide individuals the opportunity to
understand issues beyond what is communicated by the mass media
and gain a new vantage point from which to view and affect US
foreign policy. Travelers are linked with activists and organizations
from around the globe who are working toward positive change.
We also hope to prompt participants to examine related issues
in their own communities. www.globalexchange.org/tours/
SHARE foundation www.share-elsalvador.org
Delegations give you a chance to experience
the reality of life in El Salvador. Delegates learn about the
history of El Salvador and the road that has lead to today's economic
situation. In addition, delegates become familiar with SHARE's
partner organizations and their work, which provide a window to
the popular resistance of the poor in El Salvador. With this background,
delegations visit countryside communities to meet people and to
enjoy the warmth of Salvadoran hospitality. Each delegation also
takes a little time for relaxation, like a trip to the beach or
time spent in the natural surroundings of this beautiful country.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to come and visit El Salvador,
"El Rincon Magico" or the "Magical Corner"
of Central America. It is an unforgettable and life-changing experience!
El Salvador Encounter is a faith-based
delegation experience where participants learn from the Salvadoran
people about their lives, histories and hopes for the future.
Encounters are 7 to 10 days long and offer the opportunity to
explore a different reality while focusing on a theme chosen by
the group. Participants learn directly from the Salvadorans about
issues such as the impact of war, neo-liberal economics, U.S.
foreign policy and a tradition of liberating faith. The
focus of the El Salvador Encounter program is not only to develop
a greater knowledge of El Salvador as a whole, but also to develop
an understanding of the people and to build relationships. The
El Salvador Encounter program is sponsored by CRISPAZ. We have
been leading tours and seminars to El Salvador since 1985. Our
in-country staff can organize a delegation to meet the needs and
interests of your group.
Witness for Peace
Witness for Peace is a politically independent, grassroots organization.
We are people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience.
Our mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies
in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices
which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and
the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice. Witness
for Peace travels to Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Nicaragua
Peace Brigades International www.peacebrigades.org
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is
a non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights
and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts. PBI volunteers
and supporters around the world demonstrate that individuals working
together can act boldly as peacekeepers even when governments
cannot or will not. When invited, we send teams of volunteers
into areas of repression and conflict. The volunteers accompany
human rights defenders, their organizations and others threatened
by political violence. Perpetrators of human rights abuses usually
do not want the world to witness their actions. The presence of
volunteers backed by a support network helps to deter violence.
We create space for local activists to work for social justice
and human rights.Currently, we have volunteers protecting human
rights activists in Colombia, Guatemala , Indonesia and Mexico,
as well as a project starting in Nepal and a joint project with
other organizations in Chiapas, Mexico.
Christian Peacemaker Teams www.cpt.org
Christian Peacemaker Teams is a program
of Brethren, Quaker
and Mennonite Churches (USA
and Canada). The
Baptist Peace Fellowship, Every
Church a Peace Church, On
Earth Peace and The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship are also
sponsors of CPT. Christians from other bodies in the ecumenical
Christian community are particIpants in the 40 member full time
Christian Peacemaker Corps and the part time 125 member Reserve
Followship of Reconciliation •forusa.org
Since the 1920s, the Fellowship of Reconciliation has sent delegations of peacemakers to regions of the world in conflict and to nations regarded as U.S. enemies. This people-to-people outreach, a form of civilian diplomacy, has taken Americans to such places as Vietnam, the former Soviet Union, Iraq, Nicaragua, Israel/Palestine, and the Philippines. FOR now regularly sends peace delegations to the Middle East and Colombia.
Rights Action •
With tax-charitable status in the USA and Canada – funds community-controlled development, environmental, human rights and emergency-relief projects in Guatemala, Honduras, Chiapas and Oaxaca (Mexico) and El Salvador, and does education and activism work with North Americans to address global exploitation, repression, enviro-destruction and racism.