Operation Gatekeeper Events - October 2019

When Operation Gatekeeper was implemented on October 1, 1994, it transformed the borderlands, and kicked off a decades-long legacy of abuse, destruction and death. On the 25th anniversary of its implementation, southern border communities are saying “enough,” and rising for a month of resistance against myopic enforcement-only border policies. 

We’re calling for our community leaders, elected officials and 2020 presidential candidates to leave behind the deadly legacy of Operation Gatekeeper and take up a #NewBorderVision, one that expands public safety, upholds human rights and welcomes all people to our borders.

Check out our events below, and join us in our mission to create well-functioning borders for the 21st century.

CALIFORNIA

October 1, 2019, 11:00 AM, SBCC Operation Gatekeeper Press Conference. San Diego, CA. For more information, contact Hiram Soto at hiram@alliancesd.org.

October 7, 2019, 6:00PM-8:00PM. Operation Gatekeeper: 25 Years of Resistance & Resilience, hosted by AFSC. San Diego, CA. For more information, contact Pedro Rios at prios@afsc.org.

October 12, 2019, 10:00AM-12:00PM. Rally and March Against 25 Years of Operation Gatekeeper, hosted by Union del Barrio and AFSC. San Diego, CA. For more information, contact Pedro Rios at prios@afsc.org.

ARIZONA

October 1, 2019, 4:00PM. Healing our Borders Vigil on Anniversary of Operation Gatekeeper, hosted by Kino Border Initiative and Frontera de Cristo. Douglas, AZ. For more information, contact Joanna Williams at jwilliams@kinoborderinitiative.org.

October 6, 2019, 2:00PM-5:00PM. Protest Trump Building Wall Over San Pedro River, hosted by the Center for Biological Diversity. Southern Arizona. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Kate Scott at Madreanwildlife@gmail.com

October 6, 2019, 2:00PM. Discussion on the impact of border wall on wildlife, hosted by Sierra Club. Grace St. Paul Church, Tucson, AZ. For more information, please contact Dan Mills at dan.millis@sierraclub.org

October 10, 2019, 2:00PM-5:00PM. Jesuit Day of Action: Teach-In and Prayer Vigil in solidarity with asylum seekers, hosted by Kino Border Initiative. Senator McSally’s Office, Phoenix, AZ. For more information, contact Joanna Williams at jwilliams@kinoborderinitative.org.

October 22, 2019, 6:30PM. Discussion on the impact of border wall on wildlife, hosted by Sierra Club. Legislative District 9 Democrats, Tucson, AZ.  For more information, please contact Dan Mills at dan.millis@sierraclub.org

October 26, 2019. 2:00PM. Ay Mariposa Screening, hosted by Sierra Club. The Loft Theater, Tucson, AZ.  For more information, please contact Dan Mills at dan.millis@sierraclub.org.

NEW MEXICO

October 1, 2019. Multimedia Event featuring Digital Testimonies from Community Members Impacted by Operation Gatekeeper, hosted by NMCaFé. Las Cruces, NM. For more information, please contact Stevie at stevie@organizenm.org

October 10, 2019, 8:00AM-12:00PM. Back by Noon: Up Close with Border Wall, hosted by SWEC. Santa Teresa, NM. For more information, please contact Amanda Munro at amanda@wildmesquite.org

October 19, 2019. Frontera Campout, hosted by Nuestra Tierra. Bootheel, NM. To RSVP, click here, or for more information, please contact Gabe Vazquez at gabe.vasqueznm@gmail.com.

TEXAS

October 1, 2019, 9:45 AM. Operation Gatekeeper Roundtable Discussion, hosted by RGV Equal Voice Network, A Resource in Serving Equality, La Unión del Pueblo Enter, and the Texas Civil Rights Project. To RSVP to the event, visit the event’s Facebook page. For more information, please contact John-Michael Torres at johnmichael@lupenet.org.

MEXICO

October 31, 2019, 8:30AM. Congreso de Ecología Talk with Sierra Club. Hermosillo, Sonora, MX. For more information, please contact Dan Mills at dan.millis@sierraclub.org.

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