LoVo Melanie Farrell traveled to the US/Mexico Border last year with a delegation led by members of the Loretto Community. While in Nogales, AZ, Melanie was introduced to several organizations providing services for and leading advocacy efforts with undocumented migrants.
"While in Nogales, one phrase echoed throughout the weekend: We make the road together by walking. This phrase teaches us that the only way we can ignite social change is through active participation," comments Melanie in her reflection video.
Take a listen for a more in-depth look at a tiny slice of life on the borderlands.
Melanie Farrell is the Client Support and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Migrant and Community Action Project (MICA) in St. Louis, Mo. She graduated from James Madison University in Virginia in 2017 with a B.S. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication. She also has minors in Communication Studies and Humanitarian Affairs. During her time in college, Melanie served alongside various communities, specifically working with survivors and victims of human trafficking.
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