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All have stressed the need to heal the divide that is expanding between us.

Cousin Gary Nabhan and I are having an enriching, educational, and all-around incredible time here on the U.S.-Mexico border. In the past 5 days we have met with women, men, and children From Nogales to Terlingua, Texas. Aid workers, refugees, small business owners, U.S. Park Rangers, and land conservationists. White ethnics, Mexicanos, and indigenous women and men alike. All have stressed the need to heal the divide that is expanding between us. That everyone wins when we invest in and with our neighbors and when we develop relationships based on trust and reciprocity.

Takeaway quote from our friend Marcos Paredes, of Yaqui and Mexican roots: “I think that we all have our personal reach of influence and within our spheres of influence, we are obligated to reach out and be good neighbors in all the ways that we can” Terlingua, TX July 2018

 

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Written by: Kristy Nabhan-Warren

 

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