August 27, 2009

Building bonds over the border wall

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Adrian Florido of the nonprofit news site Voice of San Diego wrote this beautiful story about a new program to maintain the flow of ideas and affection across the steadily rising wall between California and Mexico.

The Border Meetup Group fosters international dialogue with enormous sound disks built on both sides of the walls bisecting Friendship Park in Imperial Beach, which allow people on either side to talk to each other. 

The conversations can be fragile — language barriers make for simple statements — but the intention of those who gather there is clear: they refuse to be divided by politics.

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