How an Austin organization says you can help the crisis along the border

August 24, 2019

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Conversation, education and action. That is how one Austin organization says people in central Texas can help with the crisis along the border.

The organization held a forum on Saturday as part of a way to connect the community with issues they say could be distant to many people not living along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“It’s important for us as Texans to be educated on this topic and know exactly what’s going on so we can know how to act,” said Laura Hoyos, an Education Coordinator for Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera.Advocates with the organization aim to raise awareness about social and economic injustice along the border, which is one reason why they hosted the forum.