Brothers Crossing Borders: Hermanos que cruzan las fronteras
Organized by: Steve Pavey
We invite you to support the final fieldwork and documentation towards a collaborative book with undocumented youth in the struggle for migrant justice. The work we've been doing relies on grassroots funders like you.
Pedro is co-authoring a chapter about his and his brothers experiences of coming as children to the US from Oaxaca. Pedro left at the age of 14 and is now returning at the age of 23 with a degree in anthropology from the University of Kentucky. The money raised here will help fund basic travel expenses for Steve (3 weeks) and Pedro (3 months) to complete research for Pedro’s chapter of our book.
Your donation will help us towards the publication of a book entitled The Eclipse of Dreams, co-authored by undocumented youth (Pedro Santiago, Marco Saavedra, Claudia Munoz, Raul Rodriguez) and activist anthropologists (Mariela Nunez-Janes and Steve Pavey). Together we tell the diverse stories of struggle and hope rooted in and rising from the undocumented youth-led struggle for freedom.
Your donation will further assist with funding the start up of a low-power FM station and/or podcast from Pedro’s village in Oaxaca. Pedro’s hope is to bring together his training in anthropology and story-telling with his desire to organize for justice.
We encourage you to give what you can and to share this with your friends. In thanks for your gifts:
For those who give $5 or more, we will thank you for your support in the book to be published hopefully in 2015.
For those who give $25 or more, we will also send you a 5x7 photograph (to be taken) of El Árbol del Tule, one of the oldest trees in the world found in the small town of Santa María del Tule in Oaxaca.
For those who give $125 or more, we will also send a copy of our book when it is released.
For those who give $300 or more, we will send a larger photograph of the 2000 year old El Árbol del Tule, matted and framed in a beautiful wood frame hand-made by Steve Pavey (willing to send another photo from Steve’s collection).