When Aunties and Grannies Become Activists
How a handful of friends grew into a powerful network for dignity and justice on the border
What Cindy, Nayelly, Jennifer and Joyce saw was injustice, plain and simple. They were angry. They began a coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding before their eyes: not only at the bridges, but at courthouses, detention centers, bus stations, and processing centers all across the Rio Grande Valley.
Grassroots aid workers bring hope and healing across the border
Volunteers deliver relief where major NGOs fear to tread
In the absence of big NGOs, volunteers regularly cross into one of Mexico’s most dangerous cartel zones to support asylum seekers stranded there by U.S. policy.