What is the Summit

The destinies of the U.S. and Mexico, as well as our movements for social and environmental justice, are inextricably intertwined.

Ending regional violence and success in handling cross-border challenges — like migration, human rights, inequality (fair and sustainable economic development), and dangerous gun traffic – requires the participation and engagement of civil society movements on both sides of the border.

We are living in a pivotal and urgent moment in both Mexico and the United States. From rising gun violence, political exclusion and disenfranchisement, worsening repression of migrants, and expanding environmental and climate driven crises, the need for action, reform and political activism is now.

People of color across the borders share a history of oppression and resistance that bring us closer than what we think.

Both Mexico and the U.S. will have critical national elections in 2024. The time to build united, inclusive political power is now.

The Peace Summit seeks to cultivate and catalyze a cross-border  movement to denounce injustice and drive community-led solutions to the growing inequality, violence and human and migrant rights crises that impact the region.

More than 50 organizations from Mexico and the United States, under the leadership of Global Exchange, are organizing a unique and timely initiative, the Peace Summit, to expand political access and build political power for those currently left out and left behind (youth, migrants, indigenous communities and more) and to make their demands for human rights, justice, democracy, and peace in the region heard.

The Peace Summit program will facilitate 5 local preparatory dialogues in 2022 and a binational conference in Mexico in February 2023 and utilize innovative digital organizing tools to engage and nourish the active majorities on both sides of the border we need to demand and affect change.

Preparatory Forums

The Peace Summit will tour the region celebrating local dialogues with organizations, activists, victims and communities impacted by violence and capture testimonials, experiences, share analysis, and look for consensus in demands and human centered solutions that build long lasting peace

Bronx, New York

September 24th, 2022.

Los Angeles, California

October 29th, 2022.

Tijuana, Baja California

November 4th, 2022.

Mexico City

December, 2022.

Indigenous Community TBD

December, 2022.

Participant organizations and collectives

United States

• Witness at the Border

• CIELO, Indigenous leadership

• North American Indigenous Center of New York

• Latin America Working Group

• Women Against Gun Violence

• Center for American Progress

• Center for Native Americans

• Red de Pueblos Trasnacionales

• Youth Over Guns

• March for Our Lives

• Black Lives Matters Toronto

• Indigenous Immigrant People Council



• National Lawyers Guild

• Gun Violence Prevention Network

• Global Exchange

• California Institute for Rural Studies

• CODEPINK - Women for Peace

• South Texas Human Rights Center

• Lila

• Península 360Press

• Americas Program

• Voces de los Pueblos

• Alianza de Ex-Braceros

• Florida Farm Workers

• El Molino Informativo

• Stop US Arms to Mexico


• Fundación para la Democracia

• Instituto para las Mujeres en las Migraciones

• Servicios y Asesorías para la Paz

• Instituto Mora

• Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos

• Jóvenes Ante la Emergencia Nacional

• Instituto RIA

• Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña “Tlachinollan”

• NuestraRed Mx

• Reverdecer

• Alternativas y capacidades A.C.

• Desde Nosotras, colectiva de fotoperiodistas

• Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de Derechos HUmanos

• Familiares en Búsqueda María Herrera

• Culturas del Pasado Voces del Presente

• Al Otro Lado

• Albergue para Migrantes de Piedras Negras

• Casta Tochan

• Centro de Atención a la familia Migrante Indígena

• Casa de Refugiados

• Mujeres Organización y Territorios MOOTS

• Migrántolos

• Red de Documentación de las Organizaciones

• Las Mujeres Rurales de la Frontera Sur S.A. de R.L. de C.V.

• Fundación Avina

• Tribunal Internacional de Conciencia Pueblos en Movimiento Ningún Ser Humano es Ilegal

• Centro de protecciòn a refugiados y migrantes internacionales (CEPREMI)

• Casa de Acogida Formación y Empoderamiento de la Mujer Migrante y Refugiada

• Alternativas de Divulgaciòn A.C.

• Las Vanders

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