Wednesday, February 9
7pm (6:30 coffee)
Friendship at the Border: Developing a cross-border peace park in San Diego/Tijuana
Friends of Friendship Park, www.friendshippark.org
Located where the US-Mexico border meets the Pacific Ocean, Friendship Park is a unique venue of great historical significance. It has served as the centerpiece of California’s Border Field State Park since its inauguration by then-First Lady Pat Nixon in 1971. PLNU has co-sponsored the annual advent celebration La Posada sin Fronteras at the park for the past 8 years. Recent changes to the border fence have marred Friendship Park and destroyed the space as a place where families divided by nations can freely gather. Friends of Friendship Park is calling for a restoration of Friendship Park both for the sake of cross-border friends and families and as a symbol of hope for more peaceful times.
We start with coffee at 6:30pm as guests begin to arrive. Speakers usually start at 7pm and we end around 8:30pm.
For more information, contact Dr. Jamie Gates, 619.849.2659 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Learn more about the Center for Justice and Reconciliation at www.pointloma.edu/cjr
For directions to the university, call 619.849.2200 or go to http://www.pointloma.edu/Directions