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The Friends of Friendship Park invite all people of good will to join us in San Diego and Tijuana this summer to celebrate the past, present, and future of Friendship Park. Events will be held on both sides of the border on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, to mark the 53rd  Anniversary of First Lady Pat Nixon's historic 1971 visit to establish what she called "International Friendship Park."

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 Anniversary Weekend Sponsor 

Champion ($1,000+) 

Ron and Mona Kuczenski      International Community Foundation    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary

First United Methodist Church of Chula Vista 

Ally ($500+) 

Community ($250+) 

Grassroots ($100+) 

Eric Bowlby

Barbara Casserly

Corey Lynn Fayman

James Gerber

Joan Harper

​Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH
Michael Kinnamon and Mardine Davis

Kathryn Vomero Santos

Elana Zilberg​

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

Music Sponsor

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

 Garden Sponsor 

Workshop ($500+) 

Work Party ($250+) 

Grassroots ($100+) 

Michanne Hoctor

Lauren Kerr

Anne Hughitt

Michael Kinnamon and Mardine Davis

 Church Sponsor 

Sunday MX Side ($500+) 

Sunday US Side ($250+) 

Grassroots ($100+) 

Jennifer and Jeff Witten

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

Eric Bowlby

John Fanestil & Jennifer Leich

Karla Halvorson

The Episcopal Parish of St. Luke in SD

 Comunidad Sponsor 

Site Visit US ($500+) 

Site Visit US ($250+) 

Grassroots ($100+) 

Michanne Hoctor

Barb Born

Sierra Club - Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter

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Keep scrolling to see the schedule -- all events are free and open to the public!

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 17, 2024 - IN SAN DIEGO

 Friendship Park – Past, Present & Future -- Registration Required, Space is Limited!

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM 
Where: Brick Room at Bread & Salt (1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113)

 Schedule 

9:30 AM COFFEE RECEPTION FOR SPONSORS

 

10:15 AM DOORS OPEN


10:30 AM DESIGN PREVIEW: "International Friendship Park"  

  • What: Friends of Friendship Park Board Member Jim Brown offers a preview of his forward-looking design for the future of Friendship Park

  • Why: The community needs and deserves a truly international park at this iconic location on the US-Mexico border.


12:00 PM TACO LUNCH

  • What: Tacos

  • Why: Tacos

 

1:00 PM WORKSHOP: Designing a Friends of Friendship Park Archive - A SD/TJ World Design Capital Event 

  • What: Friends of Friendship Park Board Members Diane Keeling and Katie Santos invite you to join them in launching the design of an "archive" of the Friends of Friendship Park

  • Why: A community of like-minded people on both sides of the border have been fighting for over two decades to protect and preserve this iconic location on the US-Mexico border.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2024 – ONSITE AT THE PARK

 Nourishing Hope (US)  

12 Noon - 3:00 PM
Where: Monument Mesa inside Border Field State Park (1250 Monument Road, San Diego CA 92154)

Stay tuned for more information about access to the US side of the park!​

What: A Gathering for Friends of Friendship Park

  • 12 noon Picnic (BYO) 

  • 1:30 PM Communion with the Border Church

  • 2:00 PM Conversation with an Eye Toward the Future

  • 3:00 PM Close

Why: A chance to express your cross-border solidarity and share your hope for the future

 Festival de Amistad (MX) 

11:00 AM - 16:00 PM

Dónde: El Parque de la amistad Playas de Tijuana
Where: Friendship Park in Playas de Tijuana

Qué: Un Festival de eventos y actividades abiertos al público

What?:  A festival of events and activities at the park

Por qué: Un festival para celebrar el potencial del Parque Internacional de la Amistad.  El lado mexicano pone el ejemplo e invita a que el gobierno de EEUU acepte la oferta de amistad!

Why?: A festival that exemplifies community and friendship at our park as an invitation to the US Government to accept the offer of friendship across borders!

PROGRAMA TENTATIVO

11:00 AM - 13:00 PM artes y manualidades simultáneas 

11:00 AM ¡Recepción con licuados!  ¡Fruta y verdura del Jardín!
11:30 AM Bienvenida y reconocimiento de la tierra
12:00 PM Recorrido del parque
13:30 PM Servicio de la Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza
14:00 PM - 15:00 PM Comida preparada por Cocina Migrante/Colectivo de migrantes Casa de Luz
14:30 PM - 15:30 PM Música del Fandango Fronterizo
15:30 PM - 16:30 PM Networking y descanso 


TENTATIVE PROGRAM

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM simultaneous arts and crafts 

11:00 AM Reception with smoothies from the Friendship Garden!
11:30 AM Welcome and land recognition
12:00 PM Tour of the Park
1:30 PM Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza Service
2:00 - 3:00 PM Food prepared by Cocina Migrante/Casa de Luz migrant collective
2:30 - 3:30 PM Música by the Fandango Fronterizo
3:30 - 4:30 PM Networking and breakdown 

 El Parque de la Amistad – El Pasado, El Presente, y El Futuro  

17:00 PM - 21:00 PM

Dónde: Oficinas de Nación verde frente al Parque 
Where: Parque de la Amistad, Playas de Tijuana

17:00 PM

TALLER Diseño de un archivo para Friends of Friendship Park /Un evento de la Capital Mundial del Diseño en San Diego/Tijuana

WORKSHOP Designing an Archive for Friends of Friendship Park /A San Diego/Tijuana World Design Capital Event


Qué: Diane Keeling y Katie Santos, miembros de la junta directiva de Friends of Friendship Park, lo invitan a unirse a ellos en el lanzamiento del diseño de un "archivo" de Friends of Friendship Park.

Por qué: una comunidad de personas con ideas afines en ambos lados de la frontera ha estado luchando durante más de dos décadas para proteger y preservar este lugar icónico en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México.


What: Friends of Friendship Park Board Members Diane Keeling and Katie Santos invite you to join them in launching the design of an "archive" of the Friends of Friendship Park

Why: A community of like-minded people on both sides of the border have been fighting for over two decades to protect and preserve this iconic location on the US-Mexico border.

18:30 PM 

DESCANSO CON MERIENDA / BREAK WITH SNACK / MIX & MINGLE

19:30 PM

"PARQUE INTERNACIONAL DE LA AMISTAD" -- UNA VISTA PREVIA (MX)

"INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PARK" -- A PREVIEW (MX)

 

Qué: Jim Brown, miembro de la junta directiva del Parque de la Amistad, ofrece un adelanto de su diseño prospectivo para el futuro del Parque de la Amistad.

Por qué: La comunidad necesita y merece un parque verdaderamente internacional en este lugar emblemático en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México.

OJO: restringido a los medios de comunicación.

What: Friendship Park board member Jim Brown offers a preview of his design concept for the future of Friendship Park.

Why: The community needs and deserves a truly international park in this iconic location on the US-Mexico border.

NOTE: restricted to the media.

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