“To survive the Borderlands, you must live sin fronteras, be a crossroads.” – Gloria Anzaldua
Seeds/Semillas is a youth group working on both sides of the border in Ambos Nogales to bring people together to find solutions and grassroots change to major issues facing border communities. To this end, VozFrontera supported the group in holding its first Border Youth Dialogue / Dialogo Juvenil Fronterizo, a youth-led conversation that took place at the border fence in April 2018. Read Maxwell Gay’s report in BorderLore on the Border Dialog here.
Lead mentor: Cesar Lopez
Cesar Lopez is a community organizer and cultural worker from the borderlands in Nogales. His work in community development has focused on establishing youth job creation programs, community food/urban agriculture programs, youth leadership development, creating community art and helping build capacity and skills of community members from the barrios around water harvesting in the desert.