Statement of Purpose and Intent

On March 12th, 2011 I began a 400 mile trek along the Arizona-Mexico border from Agua Prieta to San Luis Rio Colorado, an adventure with a purpose I am calling BorderVenture.

Through BorderVenture I hope to raise awareness of border issues, expose exaggeration of border violence, combat the racial profiling, discrimination, and often outright racism that seems prevalent of late, and to record and recount personal stories of people living near or trying to cross the border. I will record my experiences and stories in this blog, and hope to have them further covered by supportive media, organizations, and other websites and blogs. I plan to aggressively publish my experiences through media outlets, interested groups, the Internet, and through whatever other avenues I am able. I will write tirelessly and advocate my findings to all who will listen, publish, and share them.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Another Piece of the Arizona-Mexico Border

I'm headed back down to Sasabe today to start running again tomorrow. This is the leg connecting Sasabe and Sonoyta/Lukeville. I'll be traveling through the Tohono O'odham reservation on dirt roads for the most part, and there are houses at fair intervals so I'm hoping I'll be okay with water despite the heat. 90 miles in 90 degrees! I might run at night if I need to. Thanks for the continued interest and support, and don't forget to share this with your friends (and media contacts)! I'll have the SPOT beacon up and running again so you will be able to follow my progress live (link is the spot icon in the sidebar on the right). See you on the other side!