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Fundación El Peñón is an educational Institution with more than 50 years of experience, focused on the training of high school and high school youth… the pandemic has brought about a series of very profound physical and technological changes, which will force the school facilities to transform on the fly and in a very short time.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unparalleled challenges to human resilience, as well as local and global economies. There is still a lot of uncertainty of how many people will ultimately be stricken or when this pandemic will come to an end, but what is clear is that while everyone is at risk of getting infected, not all populations will experience the pandemic equally.
This is About Humanity is a movement started by its three co-founders – Elsa Collins, Zoe Winkler Reinis and Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade, almost two years ago, initially to raise awareness and funds for separated/reunified children and families at the US-Mexico border.
From March 10-13, the biannual Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) National Convening brought together a dedicated (albeit reduced) group of foundation representatives, nonprofit leaders, and community activists to reflect, inspire and share vision and strategies for protecting and advancing the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the United States.
Like many of our colleagues in the philanthropic and nonprofit community, we have been monitoring the developments of the novel COVID-19 situation as it evolves.
Beyond the learning and relationship-building, it became clear that an important outcome of this convening would be to “visibilize the invisible” – uplift and learn from the women, youth, indigenous, and LGBT populations whose voices are often silenced by the systems and policies that are directly impacting them.
These whales have traveled here for many years, but they haven’t always had an amicable relationship with humans… gray whales know to come to Laguna San Ignacio, because there, interaction with humans is not only safe but welcomed.
Mexico, like every country, is full of contradictions. It is a place of openness, of hospitality and warmth, where neighbors share meals and stories together, and the sense of solidarity with one’s community is etched into the social fabric.
When you visit the beautiful town of Todos Santos you are immediately drawn into the historic buildings, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the colorful shops, and the great food.
If you have ever driven between La Paz and Todos Santos, or Los Cabos and La Paz, you may have seen signs for El Triunfo, a historic mining town in the mountains near Santiago.
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