Today: Remember Refugees and Migrants

Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life.

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December 18 is a day to remember refugees and migrants, whether from Syria, India, China, Latin America, and from the rest of the world.

This year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the international community “to come together and remember the refugees and migrants who have lost their lives or have disappeared while trying to reach safe harbour after arduous journeys across seas and deserts.”

Amen. Many people in the United States understand this. Many people in the San Francisco Bay Area keep fighting for justice, and a better treatment to refugees and migrants.

But more than refugees and migrants, people are just people, beyond labels and circumstances. 

Text by Lupita Peimbert.
Photo by David Bacon (  thank you for the work you do.)

Immigrant Mixtec Farm Workers in a Camp Under the Trees
dnbsandiego34.jpg SAN DIEGO, CA – 1FEBRUARY05 – Indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec farm workers from Oaxaca, living in a camp on a hillside outside Delmar. Copyright David Bacon