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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.
On Saturday, March 23rd, the Werbalowskys of Santa Cruz de Los Zacatitos, hosted a fun and informative evening for their East Cape neighbors to learn more about the International Community Foundation (ICF) and local non-profit organizations making positive environmental changes to our beloved Baja, Sea of Cortez backyard, and the neighboring Pacific Ocean.
On September 7th and 19th, 2017 two earthquakes changed the lives of millions of Mexicans. The areas affected include Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, Morelos, and the state of Mexico.
Pelagios Kakunjá is an organization that is driven to protect the biodiversity of the Gulf of California. Pelagios centers on the research of shark species to produce information for regional management and conservation strategies.
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