Synod Border Trip
Registration Now Open!
San Diego Border: Tijuana – A Hub of Culture and Movement
June 30 – July 4, 2023
Join an immersive delegation experience for Presbyterians from across Southern California to learn about the realities at the U.S.-Mexico border. Our trip facilitators will be from Via International (Via), which led our virtual border trips in 2021. Rooted in California/Baja California region and founded in 1975, Via is a non-profit organization with extensive relationships of trust across Mexico. Our group will spend time in Tijuana meeting with local communities and have the opportunity to learn from the people about their strategies to improve their lives, educate their children, and achieve their potential. We will have facilitated conversations with recent migrants who are finding their way to new lives as well as experts in the fields of migration and social justice.
This trip is open to teenagers (with adult family member) on up. All participants are required to have a passport. Participants will meet up in San Diego in the early afternoon of June 30 and walk across the border together. People can be dropped off right at the border crossing, but some walking is involved to get through passport control, customs, and to the street in Tijuana. We will return to the U.S. before lunch on July 4. Lodging will be in Tijuana at a community house/retreat center.
Deadline to register is May 30, 2023.