This week we’ll be hosting a a nine-day Learning Tour for Quakers led by the Casa team.
We’re so excited to welcome seven Friends from across the US on this adventure.
During nine days in Mexico, we’ll be going about the city, enjoying fellowship with Friends, and engaging with important issues in modern-day Mexico.
We’ll be exploring:
- MIGRATION: The roots, realities and complexities of the migratory phenomenon within Mexico, including a visit to local migrant shelter that the Casa helps coordinate
- PEACE: Stories of families resisting Mexico’s drug war
- THE MEXICAN COUNTRYSIDE: The struggle of rural communities for autonomy, and their cooperative work to provide water for all and protect against genetically-modified crops and seeds
- URBAN ECOLOGY: Local and municipal efforts to live in right relationship with the Earth
- ECONOMIC JUSTICE: The long journey of the members of an indigenous women’s sewing cooperative, Mexican “community money,” and a Mexican bartering fair
- QUAKERS and SOCIAL ACTION: The exciting work of Casa de los Amigos, and the rich community of Mexico City Friends Meeting
Through the unique lens of the Casa’s work and environment, participants will learn about Mexican society and culture, politics and economics, and struggles for peace and justice in Mexico. Through direct contact with social actors, this Learning Tour will provide a human face and a living context to help shape the participant’s understanding of people, communities and social movements in Mexico.
We will visit Casa partner organizations, and learn from and dialogue with activists working with social movements and non-profits. We will spend one night in a rural village in the neighboring state of Tlaxcala. The group will have regular group reflections and debriefs, attend Meeting for Worship, and participate in the life of Casa de los Amigos. We will also be able to experience the vibrant life, incredible food, and beautiful sights of our wonderful city.
Wish us well!