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Border encuentro shared a memory — with América Martínez and Jorge Francisco Castillo.

Making friends during the Eco-Kite event 5 years ago cuando mandamos la basura a volar durante Salvemos La Playa.

Border encuentro shared a memory.
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Sign language across the border with intrpreters Carla Izaguirre-Simental and Rolando Bernal! The first event in 2007 that later turned into Señas de amistad Beyond Borders. We're now working toward getting funding for a permanent telescope installed so people can make friends all day long everyday!

Sign language across the border with intrpreters Carla Izaguirre-Simental and Rolando Bernal! The first event in 2007 that later turned into Señas de amistad Be...yond Borders. We're now working toward getting funding for a permanent telescope installed so people can make friends all day long everyday!
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Dear friends and family, please consider donating $5 to help current projects in the Jardín binacional de amistad/Binational Friendship Garden. Your money will ...buy a ticket to tomorrow's benefit concert Fuerza verde Beneficierto - Green power Fest that you can use for yourself or sponsor someone locally to attend (click on event link to buy ticket). These are the two projects we'd like to accomplish this year.¡Gracias!

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Binational Friendship Garden Current projects and needs: Realimenta comunidad - Comunity Feedback A food justice project to help homeless and hungry in the surrounding area of the garden and to cultivate the concept of growing your own food as a solution to hunger. There are currently ...
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This concert will help us install a permanent telescope at the border so we can make friends from a distance distance all day long! Please show your support by coming to the concert and/or donating!! Gracias!!

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"Signing Through" event in 2009 that eventually led to large scale event "Señas de amistad beyond borders". That's Teresa Mosti-Kelly volunteering her profesional interpreter services for the cause. Next to her is Pau Torres. Photo taken by David Maung

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Border encuentro added 15 new photos from November 21, 2015 to the album: Rembranza TRANsfronteriza/TRANSborder Remembrance Day — with América Martínez and Nicolette Ibarra at Jardin Binacional.

A small group gathered at the binational garden to commerate the transgener people who have been murdered. A few that died this year all over the world were mentioned and remembered. We planted seeds together on both sides of the border inside the garden of a plant that attracts the rare and endangered Quino Checkerspot Butterfly in their honor in hopes that the beauty of the lost will be reflected in nature. We made time alos to socialize with friends and make new ones ac...ross the border fence.
Un grupo pequeño se unió a través del muro dentro del jardín binacional para comemorar y honrar a las personas transgéneras que han sido asesinad@s. Pudimos nombrar algunas muertes del año actual y mostrar su foto y sembramos semillas en su honor de una planta que atrae a la Quino Checkerspot, una mariposa en peligro de extinción con la esperanza de que la belleza de l@s fallecid@s TRANS se refleje en la naturaleza. Convimos un tiempo a través de la malla divisoria.

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Hola amig@s! No se les olvide llevar una historia de alguna persona trans que se ha muerto si tienes. ¡Hasta pronto!

Just two more days amig@s til this important and fun event! You'll have the opportunity to share about a trans person who has passed away, you can bring pictures and/or a printout that explains. Sólo faltan 2 días para este evento divertido e importante! No se les olivde que tendrán la oportunidad de llevar un recuerdo de una persona trans que se ha fallecido y compartir su historia. Puede ser alguien que conocías o alguien conocid@. Ahí nos vemos! https://www.facebook.com/events/789485334507875/

No pierdan este evento que intenta mejorar la zona para que más personas puedan entablar amistades a través del muro. This event is mostly on Mex side, please let us know if you want to participate from US side for special instructions. Gracias!

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We'll gather together inside the binational garden circles through the border fence. November 20th is Transgender Remembrance Day to bring consciousness to the issue of Transfobia that has taken the lives of TRANS individuals, remember those who have died, and plant seeds of hope for an ever more tolerant world. We'll have sign material for people to express their feelings, we'll share testimonials, and plant a native grass called Plántago erecta that...

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Ya estamos en el jardín. Ya limpio y regado. Hoy con voluntarios de la UABC Valle de las palmas seguimos haciendo el andador y deshierbando.

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Border encuentro added 42 new photos from September 2015 to the album: ¡Mandamos la Basura a volar! — with Maria Karen Magaña.
September 2015

As part of the Mega events Salvemos La Playa and California Coastal Cleanup day, we gathered through the fence near teh Bi-national Garden to make kites out of trash we had been picking for weeks! To make up for the imbalance in attendance US side vs. Mex side we made sure to have at least one helper on the US side so we could pair up some of the many participants with her as well as the few participants on US side with helpers on the Mexican side. We used the common interest challenge to the region, trash, to unite us across barriers and convert it into kties that, like the friendships gained, soared above the all barriers.

Hoy hicimos la prueba. Sí volaron! Ahí nos vemos mañana durante salvemos la playa para mandar la basura a volar!! https://www.facebook.com/events/560768860730859/

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Our next cross-border friendhsip event this Sat!

FB blocked more invitations but everybody's invited! Please come and turn your trash into a beautiful treasure that brings us together!

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