Concerts to Restore Humanity

One Day Festivals
Featuring

Nationally Recognized Headliners

  Popular Regional Bands

  Performance Artists

  Expert Speakers

and

Organizations Serving the Needs

of Refugees & Immigrants

  

Coming to Performance Venues throughout

Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Beyond

Dear Friends of BorderAid Festival,

 

In this uncertain time of Covid-19, we hope you are well and keeping safe.  

 

Because of the disruption to live music events BorderAid Festival is taking a break to re-assess our direction and how best to support our mission. We look forward to communicating with you when we decide upon a positive course of action. 

 

Thank you always, for your support and ongoing commitment to those in precarious positions at our borders. 

 

In solidarity,

John and Felicity

BorderAid is the first concert series dedicated to restoring and strengthening lives at borders worldwide

We use the power of music to promote and fund on the ground work that transforms borders into gateways for political, social and economic well being.  

 

Human rights emergencies are unfolding in real time at borders around the globe. In the Americas, dark economic, political, and criminal forces have metastasized, forcing large numbers of refugees from Central America into a dangerous migratory journey northward.

Borders have become oversimplified flashpoints for xenophobia, sabre rattling and political scapegoating. 
All the while, real people, real lives and whole communities are at stake. Many are forced to leave their countries due to social, economic or environmental strife. Border communities grapple with how to appropriately address and care for these new arrivals. BorderAid addresses both issues.

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The U.S. government’s actions toward these people have left them at grave risk. Thousands of asylum seekers and unaccompanied children find themselves in prisons, detention facilities and deportation centers. Displaced families languish in shelters in some of Mexico’s most dangerous border cities. Seven children died in detention centers in 2020.

Photo by Max Böhme on Unsplash

We produce music festivals that draw awareness to, educate about, and catalyze direct action for restoring well being at borders worldwide. We define well being as personal safety and dignity blended with political and economic opportunity.

 

BorderAid concert events raise money for organizations working across the immigration justice, human rights and humanitarian aid spectrum and raise awareness of the complex issues involved. 

 

Beneficiary organizations include those providing legal services, medical aid, family reunification assistance, and basic food & housing.

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Your donations will be managed by our fiscal agent, the Angelica Foundation, and distributed to organizations such as those listed at the top of our website’s RESOURCES page, chosen based on need and proximity to the current concert venue.

BorderAid Productions

PO Box 22002

Santa Fe, NM 87502

info@borderaidfestival.com

505  395 6775

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