From December 16-22, 2018, a small group of It Takes Roots members took part in a delegation to Tijuana, Mexico to visit with members of the exodo (caravan) and allies on the ground. We spent a week relationship-building, helping strengthen local infrastructure, and supporting the development of local leadership, especially of women-identified, femme, and LGBTQ+ members of the exodo.

For weeks before that, our anti-militarism rapid response committee had been conducting research and one-on-ones with allies on the ground and culling a key list of questions for our delegation to explore: what are the needs on the ground? What are the demands from exodo members? What are the targets that ITR can best push and what is/are the most strategic intervention(s) that we can pursue with the capacity that we have?

It Takes Roots: Voices from the Migrant Exodus

Members of It Takes Roots met with members from the Exodo in Tijuana this past December. Hear their stories first hand – and their analysis of the US's role in the caravan's formation and the political landscape in Honduras – here. Right To The City Alliance Indigenous Environmental Network Climate Justice Alliance Indigenous Rising Media#FueraJOH #MigrantExodus #BertaVive

Posted by Grassroots Global Justice Alliance on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
It Takes Roots: You Can Resist

Maggie Martin of About Face: Iraq Veterans Against the War shares with us how even US military CAN resist militarization of the border and join the long tradition of #conscientiousobjectors by refusing to be deployed on an immoral mission that threatens the basic human rights of mirgant families and asylum seekers. Learn more about our delegation to Tijuana to visit with members of the exodo and local allies at It Takes Roots – an alliance of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Right To The City Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, and Indigenous Environmental Network Indigenous Rising Media. #niunamas #peopleoverborders #MigrantExodus #NoWarNoWarming

Posted by Grassroots Global Justice Alliance on Wednesday, January 16, 2019