Associates of Friendship Park celebrated 51 years because the park’s inauguration final weekend.
“We’re celebrating the previous — due to 51 years. We’re celebrating the current: by the work and the occasions which can be occurring. However we’re additionally excited about the longer term. And the longer term is just not: fenced off, extra border partitions that preclude the secure and safe coming collectively of individuals and households and neighborhood and tradition.”
Assemblymember David Alvarez (D-80)
On the Tijuana aspect, the celebration included workshops on native crops, a Kumeyaay ceremony, and a free live performance from guitarist Javier Batiz.
However on the U.S. aspect, the park has remained closed since February 2020.
Activists set out 150 empty chairs going through into Tijuana.
The chairs have been meant to represent that “hundreds of individuals on each side of the border would be capable of take pleasure in this website if it have been allowed to serve the aim for which it was designed” occasion organizers mentioned.
Supporters of Friendship Park marked the 51st anniversary of its inauguration on Saturday.