Binational Easter Celebration Seeks to Build Bridges, Not Walls

Religious Service at Iconic Border Park Looks to Bring Communities Together

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San Diego, CA — Community and labor leaders from both sides of the border will join the El Faro: the Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza for Easter Celebrations this Sunday, April 16 at Friendship Park, the historic meeting place on the border between San Diego and Tijuana.

El Faro: the Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza is a bi-national community that meets each Sunday afternoon at Friendship Park. People of good will from both nations will share communion as a reminder that we are all brothers and sisters in one human family, and as a witness that nothing can separate us from the love of God.

The event comes as labor and community leaders prepare to kick off the southern border leg of the Caravan Against Fear, a journey throughout California and across the southern border region to defend immigrant rights, keep families together, and build momentum for the May 1 National Strike. The Southern Border Communities Coalition is one of the supporters of the caravan.

IN THE UNITED STATES, Friendship Park (El Parque de la Amistad) is located within California's Border Field State Park.

Celebration details:

In San Diego:

  • 11 am Gathering at Parking Lot entrance to Border Field State Park (1250 Monument Rd, San Diego, CA 92154)

  • 12 noon - 2 pm

    • Procession to Friendship Park (30-minute hike on level ground)

    • Time of Compañerismo with friends from Baja California

    • Easter Celebration with Communion (open to all)

  • 2 pm  Return to Parking Lot

In Tijuana:

  • 12 pm - 2 pm

    • Arrival at El Faro in Playas

    • Time of Compañerismo with friends from California

    • Easter Celebration with Communion (open to all)

  • 2 pm

    • Free community meal

The Caravan is supported by a diverse and growing coalition of labor, community, human rights, religious, civic, environmental, and other organizations, including: SEIU (United Service Workers West), National Day Labor Organizing Network, Border Network for Human Rights, Southern Border Communities Coalition, Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, Radio Bilingüe, Global Exchange, and dozens of other organizations in both the U.S. and Mexico.

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