Thursday, April 14, 2016
Border Walls to Border Lands - April 23rd at 9 AM
“From Border Walls to Border Lands: Environmental Impacts of U.S. Border Policy,” an interactive visual presentation by Dan Millis, Sierra Club Borderlands Program coordinator, takes place Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Road (at 5th Street), in the Smith Parish Center. Admission is free.
The activity opens with coffee and other refreshments, informal conversation, and exhibits. Millis’ presentation, which covers international boundaries from San Diego to Brownsville, with a focus on Arizona, begins at 9:30 and will end around 10:30. Planners say to expect surprises as participants rethink how they visualize borders.
Grace-St. Paul’s Green Committee and St. Michael’s Social Action Committee co-sponsor the event one day after Earth Day. They remind of the spiritual responsibility, as acknowledged in an Episcopal Eucharistic prayer, to respect and cherish “this fragile earth, our island home” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 370).
Information: St. Michael’s Social Action (520) 623-3063); http://www.sierraclub.org/borderlands.
A concurrent car wash and rummage sale by Boy Scout Troop 122 begins outside at the same location at 7 AM, North parking lot. Come and check out the bargains, then arrange to get your car washed!