A Kinder, Gentler Approach to the Border

Border Encuentro is a bi-national, non-profit interest group made up of US and Mexican citizens who meet at the Tijuana and US borders.

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    With groups of sometimes 50, and other times 300 people in attendance, Border Encuentro activities have included such diverse events as: planting native trees and succulents, practicing yoga, Fandango music concerts (pictured here) featuring musicians from LA to Veracruz,
    Maria Teresa Fernandez
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    Recently completed border wall.
    Rebekah Sager
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    Garden planting event sponsored by Border Encuentro.
    Rocio Viveros
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    Border Encuentro had a “Sign Through” event—using telescopes and sign language to communicate with one another.
    David Maung
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    Border Encuentro founder Daniel Watman protesting more fence building in 2009.
    Maria Teresa Fernandez
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    Border Encuentro founder Daniel Watman watering plants, one bucket at a time, in preparation for an upcoming “Friendship Garden” planting event.
    Rebekah Sager
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    A Border Encuentro birthday event. 
    Maria Teresa Fernandez
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