The Outreach Team ensures The Wagon Circle stays connected and in support of other important social movements in San Diego, including Black Lives Matter, Heart for Refugees (and other refugee programs), Planned Parenthood, Los Angelitos, LGBTQIA+ groups like The North County LGBTQ Resource Center , Hispanic networks, Muslim and homeless youth and outreach groups.
Current Actions include sending positive messages and postcards to mosques, inviting speakers to our group to educate about immigration policy, developing a plan to help immigrants in our area, creating supportive yard signs, etc.
COLLECTIVE ACTION: We have currently adopted a refugee family! More details to come!
We have also partnered with Border Angels and will announce ongoing actions and events with them.
BORDER ANGELS MIGRANTE SHELTER DROP TIJUANA MEXICO - march 11, 2017
The Wagon Circle recently participated in a critical supply delivery with Border Angels. On March 11, 2017 they traveled across the border to Tijuana, Mexico to help directly with the S.O.S Migrante Adopt a Shelter Program. They purchased about $800 worth of food, feminine hygiene products, water and other supplies at the local Costco, loaded up a caravan of cars and visited 3 of the 32 shelters for migrants and asylum-seekers stuck in Tijuana. Many of these refugees are Haitians who came from Brazil hoping to make it into the United States after the economy fell and they could no longer find work. They literally walked and paid "coyotes" to make their way as far as they could into Mexico and now find themselves in limbo in Tijuana. The quality of life for these men, women, and children is already poor, and is only getting worse. Many are trying to raise money to make it back to Brazil because they feel that at least there, they do not face the same racial barriers as they do in Mexico. Some have decided to make do and try to settle as best they can in Mexico. They were extremely grateful for the supplies and grateful for the friendly faces and help they saw with the volunteers who came.