Harvard- Westlake - Crossing Borders: A Digital Storytelling Program
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Family seems to be a truly recurring theme on our trip to Tijuana. Today we visited Friendship Park and Friendship Circle, the only place where separated family members are able to come together and see each other face to face. It is truly heartbreaking to see the sorrow and hardships all of these families go through, and to see that they are only able to have physical contact through a “pinky kiss” a touch with the tips of their fingertips. We also visited “La Casa del Emigrantes” a center that assists in aiding migrants through their varieties of situations. We met people from all different background there, including people from Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, and other Spanish speaking countries who have all attempted to cross the border in search of better opportunities to earn money and support their families. Throughout our trip, viewing those who were all united by the same purpose and cause were motivational and inspirational because of their perseverance and hope. I hope that in the near future, conditions will improve for everyone affected by the border and that by sharing our projects and documentaries, we will be able to spread the word and encourage others to join the cause by donating, participating in activism, and even simply becoming educated on the cause.
Justin Park ’20