If we want to rally the general public to oppose border wall, they need to better understand its implications and impacts. Over the past decade, borderlands advocates have worked hard to help people understand the impacts border walls have on wildlife, people, and ecosystems. In 2010, a majority of Americans supported construction of a border wall. Today, a majority of Americans oppose border wall construction. Education and outreach played a lead role in that reversal.
But we need stronger opposition if we are going to turn the tide against border walls. You can play a role in educating your friends and neighbors and broader community to the destructive nature of walls.
FILMS & STORIES!
We have created several short videos and a story map that helps people understand the situation and feel empathy for the people and wildlife of the border. Help us by sharing these resources.
You can also play a larger role in the efforts of Ay Mariposa by hosting your own grassroots screening of the film. In the coming months we will create a downloadable kit that anyone can use to engage their friends, family, colleagues and other community members in the Ay Mariposa story.
The kit will also contain resources for taking action as a community on behalf of the borderlands. Right now we are collecting the contact info of those individuals who would like to participate when the Grassroots Film Festival kit is ready. Just send us a note at email@example.com and let us know that you are interested in hosting a screening, and we’ll get back in touch this summer.