The Friends of Friendship Park is a non-partisan, grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations advocating for increased public access to the historic meeting place on the US-Mexico border.  For more information contact:

info@friendshippark.org

Many thanks to our fiscal sponsor: 

c/o Via International / 1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego CA 92113 / EIN: 95-2961670

"No Touching": Peering Through the Iron Bars of the US-Mexico Border, Families Struggle to Connect

July 4, 2016

 

David Bacon reports on another day at Friendship Park for Truth Out saying "I could see the sweep of emotions playing across everyone's faces and in their body language. One minute the grandmother was laughing, and the next there were tears in her eyes. The grandfather just smiled and smiled. Adriana talked to her relatives, and tried to wake the baby up. Her brother leaned on the bars with his arms folded against his eyes, and her sister turned away, overcome by sadness. On the US side, a man in a wheelchair and two women with him looked happy just to have a chance to see their family again."

 

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