My 2nd YAV year in 5 minutes

My year in Tucson started out really rough. I was intimidated by a lot of things and I questioned if doing a second YAV year while still deep in grief after leaving Asheville was the right move for me. I started out not really feeling connected to anything or anyone. I missed trees and grass... Continue Reading →

Looking Towards “Next”

Around December, I knew that my lessons at the border would take longer than my YAV year. I had a strong inkling I would be staying. I moved to Tucson and STRUGGLED with every aspect of the desert, the climate, and the interactions I was having. From that struggle, I received something that I have... Continue Reading →

Southside Message: Welcoming the Stranger

40 Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of the prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of a righteous person 42 and... Continue Reading →

DeFUND the Police

"As I was walking down the street yelling "DEFUND TPD" and "JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR", I was reminded that the shame I was feeling and the guilt- was because of my white privilege and white response. Aside from that one incident with the police, I have never been afraid of an interaction with the police, or to ask an officer for directions. I have felt safe in their care because they, feel safe around me. However, my story does not account for George, Breonna, Carlos, and the COUNTLESS other BIPOC lives lost to police violence and victims of racial prejudice." 

Flash Blog #2

Disclaimer: This is a flash blog written in ten minutes based on a prompt by our site coordinator, Alison Wood.  Please excuse any typos or grammatical errors. What is one thing that stuck with you from Agua Prieta yesterday? Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions... Yesterday was the fifth time went to Agua Prieeta, Sonora. We have made... Continue Reading →

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