Hi everyone! On September 1st, I will be running The Rut, a 28K race up Lone Peak mountain in Montana! I am running in support of Al Otro Lado, a bi-national non-profit organization that provides direct legal services to migrants, deportees and asylum seekers in both Tijuana and Los Angeles. Along with pro bono legal advocacy, Al Otro Lado provides comprehensive support for its clients, including housing, employment and medical care. The organization also runs a rotating fund that posts bond for clients detained in ICE detention centers.
The organization’s inspiring staff document human rights violations on both sides of the border, including violence by border police towards trans women of color, the detention of children, family separation, and deportation without due process. The organization’s staff often take immense personal risks in conducting their advocacy work, as reported by NBC San Diego in March   .
For more information about the Al Otro Lado, please check out their facebook page or the links below. Any and all support is greatly appreciated. Thank you!