From March 8th to March 16th, marchers will follow the route of the proposed Border Wall from Roma, Texas to Brownsville, Texas. According to the Department of Homeland Security construction on this portion of the wall, which will be made up of 21 sections that will total 70 miles, will begin in the Spring.
Border Ambassadors will be walking 120 miles to protest the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and to advocate for immigration reform. This nonviolent demonstration will pass through the communities of the Rio Grande Valley which will be affected by a Border Wall. There will be transportation out to the beginning in Roma generously offered by Saint Joseph’s Academy in Brownsville, and food/lodging will be provided by local churches and community centers along the way.
Already students, teachers, professionals, and faith leaders have signed up for this walk. If you are interested in becoming a part of this social justice movement, for a mile or a day or the whole thing, please follow this link to the sign-up website at http://www.mysignup.com/noborderwallwalk
March 8- SATURDAY- Roma to Rio Grande City
March 9- SUNDAY- Rio Grande City to La Grulla
March 10-MONDAY- La Grulla to La Joya
March 11- TUESDAY- La Joya to La Lomita
March 12-WEDNESDAY- La Lomita to Las Milpas
March 13- THURSDAY- Las Milpas to Progreso
March 14- FRIDAY- Progreso to Los Indios
March 15- SATURDAY- Los Indios to Ranchito
March 16- SUNDAY- Ranchito to Brownsville
For more information go to http://smartborders.wordpress.com/walls-are-for-weather-not-neighbors/