El Otro Lado, which means "the other side," is one of the Beyond the Border Initiatives of the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). This program takes place in the reality of the USA-Mexico border, one of the most discussed international borders: 3.145 km, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the tip of South Texas.
This immersion program is located in El Paso, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona, where communities of Brothers and volunteers serve in Lasallian secondary schools.
El Otro Lado provides Lasallian students from around the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) with the opportunity to explore the USA-Mexico border and learn about the many complexities surrounding the topic of immigration. Through the various program components, the program allows students to interact with humanitarian aid groups, government officials and those directly impacted by USA immigration policy. Discussion and prayerful reflection are key components of the 5-day program
Watch the video to learn more!
This video was released in 2018 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program at San Miguel High School in Tucson, Arizona.