Signs of the Times #18: Accompaniment at the Border ft. Sarah Morris

Sarah is a liberal studies major at the University of Notre Dame and hails from nearby Mishawaka, IN. Throughout her four years at Notre Dame she took part in much of the Center’s programming, including the SSLP, ISSLP, Appalachia Seminar, and ND Votes. Sarah shares the impactful experience she had working at the border in El Paso, Texas at Annunciation House, a house of hospitality for migrants and refugees. She shares both the challenging and transformative growth experience she had that summer, handling the day-to-day operations of Annunciation House which included the intake of around 500 migrants a day. She also discusses the hardship migrants face when in holding facilities and the lack of recourse in the face of glaring injustices. “It showed me that the systems that I take for granted that will work for me, just don’t work for a lot of people.”