Showing our Solidarity in Arizona

In solidarity with our re:ROUTES host communities in Arizona, NET will donate 5% of registration fees to local nonprofit organizations Trans Queer Pueblo (Phoenix) and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights (Tucson) for their ongoing work in support of migrants.

About Trans Queer Pueblo:

Trans Queer Pueblo is a Phoenix-based non-profit organization that creates collective solutions to support our community while cultivating the leadership of LGBTQ+ migrants and people of color to transform our needs into community power and fight for social justice for all. In Arizona, as a migrant and LGBTQ+ community we face racism, transphobia, homophobia and other types of discrimination. In this hostile environment we are a refuge for LGBTQ+ migrants of color.

We are an autonomous LGBTQ+ migrant community of color who works wherever we find our people, creating cycles of mutual support that cultivate leadership to generate the community power that will liberate our bodies and minds from systems of oppression toward justice for all people. As LGBTQ+ migrant community of color we propose a world where:

  • Our families are respected and integrated into an LGBTQ+ migrant community with the power to define its own path and raise its voice across society.
  • Our community is an integral part of a pueblo which is powerful and self-sufficient, with full rights and wellbeing, and celebrates the diversity of all people, without borders or phobias.
  • We live in fellowship, free from any and all systems of oppression.

About Colibrí Center for Human Rights:

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a family advocacy nonprofit, nongovernmental organization working to end migrant death and related suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border. We partner with families and forensic scientists to find missing people and help identify individuals who have died crossing the border. We collect detailed missing persons reports and DNA samples from families searching for the missing and we work closely with medical examiners to compare the information we collect about missing individuals to the information available about deceased individuals. We also work to bear witness to the loss of life and hold space for families to build community, share stories, and help raise consciousness about this human rights crisis.

Our work approaches the crisis on the border through a human rights perspective, focusing on three main program areas: The Missing Migrant Project & DNA Program; The Family Network (a community of mutual support and solidarity between families and friends of migrants who disappeared while attempting to cross the US-Mexico border); and Historias y Recuerdos (a testimony project for families of those who have been lost on the U.S.-Mexico border).

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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