Jericho Walk: Even Bochan for Roxana Hernández

Today as I walked in New Sanctuary Coalition’s Jericho Walk, I held Roxana Hernández in my heart. Roxana fled Honduras to escape the “epidemic levels of violence” faced by trans women and sought asylum at the San Ysidro port of entry. Instead of the sanctuary she deserved, she was placed in an “ice box” where she wasContinue reading “Jericho Walk: Even Bochan for Roxana Hernández”

Jericho Walk: Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Today, as I circled 26 Federal Plaza as part of New Sanctuary Coalition’s Jericho Walk, I held the Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo in my heart. Through the rhythm of my breath and feet, I reached across the divides of time and space to honor and draw strength from their example. We have our ownContinue reading “Jericho Walk: Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo”

Why I (Jericho) Walk

On Thursday of last week, in the bitter cold, I walked in silent circles around 26 Federal Plaza. If you are a U.S. citizen, particularly one whose citizenship isn’t contested, that address may not hold much meaning. For our undocumented neighbors and loved ones, it is a place of deep trauma. For in our so-calledContinue reading “Why I (Jericho) Walk”