Upside Down Podcast

Episode 61 - Kinship at the Border

November 26, 2019 Season 4 Episode 61
Upside Down Podcast
Episode 61 - Kinship at the Border
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Upside Down Podcast
Episode 61 - Kinship at the Border
Nov 26, 2019 Season 4 Episode 61
Kayla Craig, Alissa Molina
Join us as we embrace our shared humanity and learn more about the intricacies surrounding the US/Mexico border and our immigration system.
Show Notes

Host Kayla Craig and co-host Alissa Molina welcome Sami DiPasquale to this episode of Upside Down Podcast - Kinship at the Border. We’re moving beyond headlines to discuss how to best love our neighbors at the US/Mexico border.


Sami is Executive Director of the Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach; which seeks to embody the gospel of Jesus Christ by advancing the renewal and development of central El Paso’s Rio Grande neighborhood through the empowerment and transformation of its residents. He lives and works with his family in the Rio Grande District, a beautiful community in the heart of El Paso, Texas. Sami serves on the international board of directors of Micah Global and on the global connections committee of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) – networks striving for flourishing communities free from poverty and injustice. 



In this episode, we:


  • Learn about Sami’s work at the U.S./Mexico border
  • Explore how the work is possible while avoiding a savior complex
  • Unpack the rhetoric we should be mindful to divesting from
  • Explore how stubborn hope factors into Sami’s work
  • Address practical actions we can take to come alongside our neighbors at the border.


Join us as we embrace our shared humanity and learn more about the intricacies surrounding the US/Mexico border and our immigration system. May we be people who find hope in situations much bigger than us. 


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