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Hugs-Not-Walls Event to Highlight What Unites Us, Not Divides Us

Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) will organize a Hugs-Not-Walls Event Saturday, Oct. 26, along the U.S. and Mexico border, as a symbolic gesture to reflect the ties that bind these communities together and denounce the deportation policies that are breaking families apart.

The Hugs-Not-Walls Event is an opportunity for extended or sometimes close family members who live on both sides of the border to see, embrace and hug their loved ones. The gathering has been held six times in the last three years and been a time for reflection within our border community and the nation.

BNHR, which has been involved with border issues for 20 years. Most recently, BNHR convened the #ElPasoFirme Campaign Against White Supremacy following the mass murder of 22 El Pasoans who were shopping at a local Walmart when a domestic terrorist opened fire.

The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations in the U.S. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The #ElPasoFirme Campaign aims to unite Texans and those around the country to enact meaningful reform and reverse Trump-era policies that affect immigrant communities.

 

for more info visit: http://bnhr.org/

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