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Creating space to tackle difficult topics

Based in El Paso, Texas, Abara inspires connections beyond borders through mutual understanding, education, and meaningful action. Working in an important and historical border crossing, Abara is operating in a cross-national reality within a community experiencing ongoing economic and demographic transitions. 

Abara’s approach is to create space to convene, discuss, and explore communal decision-making around difficult topics such as immigration, economic development, and polarization affecting the borderlands region. It gathers a Wisdom Council composed of leaders representing diverse binational local communities, and offers a physical space called Abara House to bring people together in person in a unique setting directly adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border fence.

Learn more at www.abara.org.

Photos courtesy of Abara