Peace Works Travel Blog

Tuesday, October 23th, 2018

Partner Highlight: Al Otro Lado

On a recent Peace Works trip to Tijuana, a group of teachers met with Al Otro Lado to learn about their work with migrants, specifically on issues of family separation. They do much more than document human rights violations on behalf of asylum-seekers and provide direct legal services in a range of areas such as family law, labor law, criminal… [Read Full Article]
Friday, October 12th, 2018

Building Bridges - Border Crossing Musings

Educational Discoveries—if authentic—are intrinsically eternal. The questions we put in motion for ourselves, and then repurpose for our students may become a lifetime habit of inquiry. What do I know and how do I continuously build upon that foundation? I revise and reject incomplete information. I check my gut for bias. It begins with a willingness to conduct the laborious… [Read Full Article]
Friday, September 21th, 2018

Jewish Council for Public Affairs - The San Diego/Tijuana Border

Our Trip to the Border Last week, we traveled to both San Diego and Tijuana to learn firsthand about our nation’s immigration crisis as part of a Jewish Leadership Border Mission, led by HIAS and ADL. Participants on the mission met with the Mexican Consul General, immigration lawyers and advocates, government officials; visited detention centers; and attended an Operation Streamline… [Read Full Article]
Monday, May 21th, 2018

Partner Spotlight: e2 Education + Environment

In this Florida Times Guest Column, Andrea Davis highlights the benefits of our partner e2 education + environment's This is Ours program.   Girls in detention share stories  By Andrea Davis “I came into the Department of Juvenile Justice System when I was 13 years old. I am now 18. Growing up I lived in a bad neighborhood that didn’t… [Read Full Article]
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Packer Collegiate - Cambodia Rising 2018

Day 1 We woke up to the birds chirping and sun shining through our mosquito nets and open glass shutters. We were greeted into the unwalled canteen with ramen, crunchy yet fluffy, French bread, honey and rambutan (saomao in Khmer). We ate together in our group of eleven students, where Leila Narisetti (C’20) ate 20 rambutans, a lichee relative with pinkish… [Read Full Article]