Events

12th Annual Migrant Trail - First Day

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Deanna Dent
05/25/2015 - Maria carries ties, each one representing migrants that have died in the border before a ceremony on the U.S.-Mexico border before the 12th annual Migrant Trail that covers 75 miles from Sasabe, Sonora, Mexico to Tucson, Arizona. Participants range in nationalities from Canadian, Mexican, Guatemalan to American and in religious background. The first day of the trail began with a meeting at the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona with a press conference and a distribution of crosses representing migrants that have died in the Southern Arizona desert. Volunteers then crossed into Sasabe, Sonora, Mexico for a special ceremony for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border followed by 4.7 miles to the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Day two included 13.3 miles covered from 6am to the early afternoon. Photo by Deanna Dent
The annual Migrant Trail covers 75 miles from Sasabe, Sonora, Mexico to Tucson, Arizona over seven days every May since 2004. Participants range in nationalities from Canadian, Mexican, Guatemalan to American and in religious background. The first day of the trail began with a meeting at the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona with a press conference and a distribution of crosses representing migrants that have died in the Southern Arizona desert. Volunteers then crossed into Sasabe, Sonora, Mexico for a special ceremony for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border followed by 7 days crossing through Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge and following Arizona state routes until reaching Kennedy Park in Tucson at 2 p.m. on May 31st, 2015. All Photos by Deanna Dent