AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANA MARIA VASQUEZ

I was born in Colombia, South America, in a Catholic family from Bogota. My first fourteen years were spent studying in a Franciscan school called Colegio Santa Francisca Romana. That is where I received much of my religious background. One of my aunts is currently a nun with this Franciscan community, which has its “mother house” in Rochester, Minnesota. What …

Our Humble Office

It is hard to believe that the run down, old construction office trailer could be revived from what it was in the photo top left, to what it is today. We are proud that we do a lot with very little. Your support is not spent on high salaries or fancy digs. Our humble trailer now has a nice porch …

About Bridges Across Borders

BRIDGES ACROSS BORDERS is an international collaboration of activists, artists, students, educators, and others who cherish cultural diversity and global peace. We formed this collaboration of groups and individuals to address the root causes of violence and hatred in the world, to examine the attitudes that cause us to view each other as enemies, and to seek understanding that allows …

Board of Directors

Carol Mosley USA Director Co-founder & Former Coordinator of Nature Studies program at Miami Dade College Ana Maria Vasquez Co-Founder and Coordinator of Darien & Mexico projects. Eco-artist and musician Michi Regier Violinista who volunteers with our Music Across Borders program in Mexico

Advisory Board Members

John Alvarez Student Activist, Conflict Resolution Mediator Richard Boren Border Issues activist; Nicaragua and Colombia Witness for Peace Stephen Hodges Botany student who has traveled to the Darien region to give workshops on ecology Stetson Kennedy Infiltrator of KKK and author of books Southern Hospitality, The Klan Unmasked, Palmetto Country and numerous others Maralyn Teare Marriage, Family & Child Counselor; …

Founding Members

Larry Abdullah Richard Allen John Alvarez Herb Bazur Betty Bazur Rosalie Beloff Shelley Berkowitz Sidney Bertisch Margaret Betz Nancy Blattner Richard Boren Laura Bradford Cindy Brown Barbara Buck Darlene Charneco Malcomb Chubb Ruth Velma Clark Noel Cleland Maria Cobian Jaime Colon Lois Congdon Diana Marie Cram James Crooks Kathleen Crow Sylvia Davis Don Daughtry Kathy Daughtry Margaret Day Julian J. …

In Memoriam

What do we really want from the whole of our lives but to leave a legacy? We want to be thought of on occasion and remembered kindly. We hope that with our life we have made this planet just a little better off. This is the legacy we want to leave for the children of the future. Much of what …