BorderLinks Border Tour
Saturday June 2, 2018
Cost $70 per person
"Militarization on the Border"
This itinerary is subject to change
Interested in attending this border trip? It is open to the first 45 Convening attendees who register. Register for the tour on your Convening registration form.
This is an add-on activity, managed by an outside nonprofit organization.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:30 a.m.: Pick up at the hotel
8 a.m.: Welcome to BorderLinks
8:30 a.m.: Depart for Nogales, Arizona, with relevant podcast enroute
9:30 a.m.: Arrive in Nogales
9:45 a.m.: Border wall reflection at Jose Antonio memorial
11 a.m.: Packed lunch at park in Nogales and discussion
noon: Depart for Tucson
1 p.m.: Drop off at the hotel
BorderLinks Office: (520) 628-8263
BorderLinks On-call Contact:
- Brian Best (202) 297-4009
- Cathie Pacheco (323) 594-9858
More Helpful Information:
Website: Make sure to carefully look over Borderlinks website to get a better idea of the work Borderlinks does.
How to ask questions: Questions are encouraged! We ask that they be tactfully worded; we’re not here to change people’s ideas, but to communicate respectfully. Consider if you are making particular assumptions before you ask the question? How could you ask a question in place of that assumption? Is the question relevant to what the speaker is addressing? If you are unsure about whether or not to ask a particular question, ask a BorderLinks leader.
How to use an interpreter: If you know Spanish we welcome your interpretation skills.To those of you who need a translator, speak directly to the person to whom you wish to ask the question, and the translator will jump in.
Personal greetings: handshake, “Me llamo….” (My name is…); “Mucho gusto.” (Nice to meet you.)
Body Language: Be aware of how you are. Relax! Smile! Enjoy! Since verbal communication is not always possible because of the language barrier, people will take cues from your body language.
Water: Remember you’re in the desert! You should be drinking 2 Liters of water per day. Refill your water bottles often.
Safety while walking around: Keep tabs on your wallet and pocketbook. Be aware of your surroundings.
BorderLinks Packing List:
- Form of identification (i.e. passport, driver’s license, LPR card, work permit, etc.) This group will not cross the border, but the bus will pass through a Border Patrol checkpoint on the way back to Tucson.
- Free feel to dress casually (jeans, t-shirts are fine). Even so, we ask that you dress presentably as you will represent both your group and Borderlinks when we meet with our partners.
- Long Pants (for desert walk)
- Sun protection; i.e. sun glasses, sun hat, sun screen
- Close-toed walking shoes/boots (for desert walk)
- Jacket for the air-conditioned bus
- Water bottle. 1L preferred size. You should be drinking 2L of water a day.
- Small bag or backpack
- Notebook, pen
- Favorite snacks. We provide food and snacks. But if there something you can’t be without, best pack it. We won’t have time for runs to the drugstore.