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?