Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today
President & Founder, Border Angels
Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 PM
Unitarian Church, 306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, NY
Welcome by Rev. Margaret Weis
Morones will talk about Border Angels’ efforts to prevent unnecessary deaths through desert water drops, border rescue stations, linking migrants with legal support, and more.
Co-sponsors: Cornell Farmworker Program, Finger Lakes Vets for Peace Coalition/Ithaca Warrior Writers, Social Justice Council of the 1st Unitarian Society, Committee on US/Latin American Relations, Immigrant Farmworker Initiative, CU American Studies, CU Latino/a Studies Program, Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum, and Tompkins County Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.
Contact: Mary Jo Dudley, 607-254-5194, or Amy Saz, 607-379-5113.
Enrique Morones is a Human Rights activist born in San Diego to Mexican parents who instilled in him a deep love for Mexico, spiritual faith and social justice. He is driven by the passage, “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink.” Matthew 25:35.
Enrique has a history of firsts — in 1998 he was the first person to be granted dual citizenship with Mexico, the first president of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Vice President in Major League Sports with the San Diego Padres bringing the first ever regular season games outside the US/Canada, the President and Founder of House of Mexico, and President and Founder of Border Angels (saving migrant lives), an all-volunteer group.
Enrique has been featured on NBC, CNN, CBS, NPR, Univision’s Don Francisco Presenta, Televisa Nacional, Rocio en Telemundo and in countless other international media around the world. He frequently lectures and has more than held his own on shows with Bill O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs. Morones promotes the TRUTH about the migrant community.
As a founder of GENTE UNIDA (a human rights border coalition) in May of 2005, he has led the national effort against the vigilante Minutemen, soundly shutting them down in California. He is recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the USA by HISPANIC BUSINESS MAGAZINE and his recognitions include being FRONTLINE HUMAN RIGHTS international awardee for his lifelong dedication to Human Rights, 2009 National Human Rights Award, presented by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, 2010 California Spirit Award, presented by Gil Cedillo, and the Bishop Buddy Alumni award presented by the University of San Diego.