El Paso and Juarez Women Unite at Border

El Paso News

A few hours before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, a group of women in the Borderland are gathering at the Paso Del Norte bridge to send a symbolic message of unity at the border. 

The ‘Braiding Borders’ event is taking place from 7am-9am Friday morning. Women from El Paso and Juárez will be braiding each other’s hair. They will divide into pairs, stand back to back, as their hair is braided together into one braid to unite the pair. 

Xochitl R. Nicholson, organizer of the event,  says the gesture is meant to represent the bond between women and the U.S. and Mexico.

The women plan to stand in silence till 9:00am.

“From this beautiful, simple, silent action came this loud, glorious march,” said Nicholson. She tells NewsChannel 9 that the idea to organize the march in El Paso stemmed from Friday’s event. 

On Saturday, the Borderland community will get together for the Women’s March on the Border. The walk starts at 12pm at Armijo Park and ends at San Jacinto Plaza at 2pm. 

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