Last February we went to Tijuana, intent on presenting the Tai Chi Peace Games to asylum-seekers. We ended up teaching them to aid-workers at Food Not Bombs because the asylum-seekers were in hiding. We were able to bring your donated goods to them at only one church due to rained out roads, and since then, even congresspeople have been denied access to the asylum-seekers.
The Tai Chi Peace Games began in 1999 for at-risk youth after the violence in Columbine High School. In keeping with that goal, we are presenting the Peace Games at Galileo High School in San Francisco to a total of 66 students on Wednesday, April 24th. Some are native Spanish speakers from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Ecuador. English speaking students include African American, Chinese, India, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Filipino, Caucasian American, and Latino students. Despite numerous other programs, more and more students have failed to graduate. We beleive that by reducing stress, increasing focus and improving mental and physical well-being with ongoing training, academic achievements will follow.
We need your support to bring teachers and training manuals to these students for ongoing training.