Injustice at the Border


A firsthand Experience of the needs and challenges faced by immigrants at the US-Mexico Border


2019 Study Session

The Intersectionality of Racism, Globalization, Immigration, and Climate Change

In this three-day study session you will stand in solidarity with immigrants in detention centers and temporary housing. Participants will be engaged in a coordinated social justice approach to address the crisis.

Schedule At-A-Glance

November 19th – Pre-session arrival and check in at the Franciscan Renewal Center.

November 20th – Day 1: Opening session and evening cultural event.

November 21st – Day 2: Sessions and off-site visit with immigrants, local churches, and non-profit organizations working in solidarity

November 22nd – Day 3: Room check out. Morning and afternoon sessions off-site with study session ending at 4 pm.

  • AMI Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 19th from 12-5pm and Saturday, November 23rd from 8-5 pm.
  • Study Session: Wednesday, November 20-22nd at 10 am until Friday, November 22nd at 4 pm. Note: Participant’s requiring overnight accommodations are asked to arrive on the 19th.

The study session will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Meetings and accommodation will be at the Franciscan Renewal Center.


To hold your spot, there is a $60 deposit required for reservations made prior to October 15th. Full payment, or final balance, is required after October 15th for all participants.

  • $600 Full Participation (3 nights) – This price includes single occupancy lodging for three nights, all meals, and transportation to off-site activities.
  • $510 Full Participation (3 nights) – This price includes double occupancy lodging for three nights, all meals, and transportation to off-site activities.
  • $40 Daily Rate – Includes meals (lunch and dinner) for one day and participation in activities. This rate does not include transportation to off-site events and is ideal for local participation.
  • $1,060 Youth sponsorship – For participation of students aged 18-25 requiring accommodation. For local sponsorship of youth, the daily rate applies.

Register online starting August 15th OR confirm by emailing us at

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The Intersectionality of Racism, Globalization, Immigration, and Climate Change

The 2019 AMI Study Session will reflect on the intersectionality of globalization, climate change and racism over the past decades that has led to escalation of the current immigration and humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexican border.


To establish and highlight ways to achieve effective organizing strategies and public policies built on solutions that have emerged from people’s movements addressing global inequities.


  • Contextualize the impact of racism and globalization over the past decades.
  • Understand the historical racism underlying practices and policies contributing to current conditions in climate change and immigration.
  • Examine current and proposed peoples’ movements and policies that positively and negatively impact immigration, climate change, and globalization.
  • Identify policies and field building strategies that can secure support and buy-in across borders
  • Provide space for youth and emerging leaders to assume leadership roles in identifying solutions and engagement strategies for a younger demographic.
  • Identify goals and an international network of leaders and activists working collectively to implement a holistic approach to these issues.

Who Can Attend:

The study session is open to partners and colleagues invited by AMI staff and Board members. Other participants are admitted on an individual basis. Participants can attend the entire three days or daily.

To download the registration form click:

Study Session Registration Form or scan QR Code

Registration Fees Via PayPal

(The deposit choice is no longer available, deadline date was October 15, 2019.  Full payment, or final balance is now required for all participants.  Please scroll down arrow for all registration choices and click add to cart your fee choice. )

Registration Fees

Airport Transportation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport | Franciscan Renewal Center

Arrivals — SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Van Service Use your Discount Code YAKAX to receive your special fare of $15.00 per person each way if booked online or mobile app. Advance reservations are not required for arrival (but encouraged) into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, as there are curbside representatives at Terminals 2 & 3 or the SuperShuttle Inside Counter in Terminal 4.

1. Claim your luggage.

2. If you don’t have advance reservations, please advise the SuperShuttle customer representative you need to be transported to the Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley. If you have a reservation, either booking through the mobile app or website by pulling up, you will receive a text to follow the instructions. Drivers accept cash or credit cards in the vehicle if a “prepayment” has not been arranged.

3. For Terminal 2 & 3: Proceed outside Baggage Claim area to the outer island. The SuperShuttle agent is near the sign marked “VAN SERVICE.”

4. Terminal 4: Proceed to door #8 by the baggage claim carousel #2. Check in with the Customer Service Representative at the SuperShuttle counter.

To take advantage of your discount (YAKAX) to the Franciscan Renewal Center and receive the special fare of $15.00 per person, each direction, you can choose between the following channels: • Book online at • Book on the SuperShuttle mobile app • Call 1.800.BLUEVAN (258.3826) Departures from Franciscan Renewal Center to airport is included in your registration fee and airport dropoff after meeting is provided.

You can download for this information by clicking here Information on 2019 Study Session