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BUILDING UNDERSTANDING

Help us rally the general public to oppose border wall by helping them 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 about the destructive nature of walls.

 

SHARE RESOURCES

Below are several short videos and links to an interactive story map and a book that can help people understand the borderlands situation and feel empathy for the people and wildlife who are experiencing the militarization and division of their homeland and habitats. Help us by sharing these resources with your friends, family and community networks.

 

STORYMAP

Click on the photo to take an interactive multimedia journey along the border and learn how border walls and militarization have been impacting the region over the past decade.

Click on the photo to take an interactive multimedia journey along the border and learn how border walls and militarization have been impacting the region over the past decade.

 

 BOOK

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Ay Mariposa Director Krista Schlyer published Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall in 2012 with Texas A&M University Press. The book explores the wildlife, ecosystems, and human communities of the US-Mexico borderlands, and the impacts a border wall and militarization have had on the region over the past two decades. The book earned a National Outdoor Book Award and Ansel Adams Award. You can order it on Amazon or at your local bookstore.


 

HOST A COMMUNITY SCREENING!


You can play a larger role in the efforts of Ay Mariposa by hosting your own screening of the film. We have created a downloadable kit that anyone can use to engage their friends, family, colleagues and other community members in the Ay Mariposa story.