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El Otro Lado, which means “the other side”, is a US/Mexico border immersion program hosted by San Miguel High School. This program provides Lasallian students with the opportunity to explore the US/Mexico border and learn about the many complexities of immigration. Through this five-day immersion program students and participating staff members learn about, and experience in part, the hard journey our brothers and sisters that cross from “El Otro Lado” endure. In addition to informing participants of the hundreds of migrant deaths that occur in the Arizona desert, El Otro Lado allows students to interact with humanitarian aid groups, Border Patrol agents and those directly impacted by US immigration policy.

 

A typical El Otro Lado fosters community between San Miguel students and visiting schools by exposing participants to the variety of political and theological viewpoints that surround immigration and by encouraging participants to explore strategies of response. El Otro Lado students attend presentations by members of Southern Arizona’s humanitarian aid community, visit a US Border Patrol Station, clear belongings and refuse from migrant trails, see deportation proceedings, and volunteer with bi-national faith based organizations. 

 

For more information about how you can become involved with El Otro Lado, or to schedule your delegation, please email the Program Coordinator, Ms. Jaclyn Ross, at rossj@sanmiguelhigh.org

 

 

El Otro Lado Schedule

 

 October 22 - 26, 2017 - La Salle, Pasadena, CA

November 12 - 16, 2017 - Cathedral H.S., Los Angeles, CA

December 16 - 20, 2017 - San Miguel H.S. @ EOL El Paso/Ciudad Juarez

January 14 - 18, 2018 - Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN

January 28 - February 1, 2018 - Christian Brothers, Sacramento CA

February 4 - 8, 2018 - Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

February 20 - 24, 2018 - LSA Providence, RI

March 4 - March 8, 2018 - Cathedral High School, El Paso, TX

March 18 - March 22, 2018 - Lasalle College Prep, Milwaukie, OR

April 17, 2018 - Cristo Rey Network

April 22 - 26, 2018 - Colegio Regis A.C.-Preparatoria, Mexico 

 

 

 

Our Partners: 

 

BI-NATIONAL FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

 

KINO BORDER INITIATIVE

https://www.kinoborderinitiative.org/

 

FRONTERA DE CRISTO

http://fronteradecristo.org/

 

HUMANITARIAN AID GROUPS

 

NO MORE DEATHS

http://nomoredeaths.org/en/

 

TUCSON SAMARITANS

http://www.tucsonsamaritans.org/

 

GREEN VALLEY SAMARITANS 

http://www.gvs-samaritans.org/

 

END STREAMLINE COALITION 

http://derechoshumanosaz.net/projects/coalition-work/the-criminalization-of-migration/end-streamline-coalition/

 

FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES 

 

BORDER PATROL 

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/overview

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

https://www.ice.gov/

 

NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES

 

TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION

http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/