“When the news started breaking about children being separated from their families [at the Mexico/U.S. border], the image I couldn’t get out of my head was my three-year-old son in a cage, picturing how he’d be reacting, what he’d be doing, and wondering who would be making sure he got to the potty on time,” says Dan Aymar-Blair, 43. “I just couldn’t fathom it. I had to take action.”
July 23rd, 2018 - Grannies Respond and Veteran Service Corps announced a partnership today to mobilize Americans to the US-Mexico border on August 6, 2018, for 24 hours of action, including rallies, vigils, and volunteering with local organizations. In support of Grannies Respond, the Veteran Service Corps will offer expertise by providing trained personnel on the ground to facilitate the arrival of the caravans in McAllen, Texas. In partnership with local organizations and activists who have been active in supporting asylum seekers and refugees for decades, VSC will ensure that the caravans will make an impact on their 24-hour stay.
Welcome to a Special Episode of Grandmothers on the Move! I’m your host, Ilana Landsberg-Lewis. Today, I am speaking to Grandmothers on a mission... 2 Grandmother Representatives from Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden - an action caravan of Grandmothers and GrandOthers across the U.S. (from New York to McAllen, Texas) to protest the government's policy on separation of children from migrant parents fleeing violence and crossing the border, they are demanding reunification of the children with their families.
Later this month, a group of grandmothers will head out from New York City on a multi-state caravan to the US-Mexico border in Texas. The group, called Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden, aims to draw attention to the ongoing treatment of migrant families due to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy, which had drawn intense controversy for its use of family separation as a deterrent.
The grim situation at the US-Mexico border continues. Here I want to share a heartwarming and inspiring response to this crisis that I came across this week in a wonderful article. A group called “Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden” is organizing “a caravan of concerned grandmothers heading to the Mexico border to deliver grandmotherly love to the migrant families there”