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Northwest bus trip to examine border status

Learn more about what’s happening along the Arizona border with an informative trip south. The Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life in the Northwest and Hadassah Southern Arizona will sponsor a bus journey to the border Tuesday, March 12. Stops will include Humane Border’s water station in Arivaca and the border fence on the U.S. side of Nogales.

During the journey, guest speakers will update travelers on the current border and migrant situation: Dinah Bear is a lawyer and president of Humane Borders; Laurie Melrood is a social worker currently assisting migrants sheltered at Tucson’s Benedictine Convent who are awaiting asylum proceedings. Fr. Sean Carroll, F.J, executive director of Kino Border Initiative, will speak to participants at the border. Participants will not cross the border.

Travelers will stop for lunch at Wisdom’s Café in Tumacacori, with time for shopping in Tubac prior to return to Tucson. The journey is $40 per person, including water, snacks, bus fare and driver tip. Individuals will purchase their own lunch. There are two Tucson departure points: Trader Joe’s parking lot at Oracle and Magee at 8 a.m.; and the Tucson Jewish Community Center at 8:30 a.m. Return drop-offs are 4:30 p.m. at the J and 5 p.m. at Trader Joe’s.

Reserve a spot by March 7 at www.jfsa.org/borderbustrip or call 505-4161.