Colibrí Center Merchandise
All proceeds go to the Colibrí Center for Human Rights to support our work with families in search of missing loved ones.
Due to Arizona’s stay-at-home order, we will be unable to ship products for the foreseeable future. If you wish to place an order, know that we will fulfill it whenever we are able to return to the Colibrí office.
“MIGRAR ES AMAR” T-SHIRT
We chose to design this t-shirt with the phrase “migrar es amar” or “to migrate is to love” because we believe that migrants and their families exemplify the verb “to love”. Migration is an act of radical love: love for one’s family that drives us to labor to support them or bring them to a place where they might have a chance to thrive, and the love for one’s self that helps us believe in seeking a better, safer future. Tragically, for too many people, this act has resulted in death and disappearance, forcing families into the devastatingly painful position of searching for answers about those they care about most. Though tragic, the process of searching is itself an act of profound love. At Colibrí, we work to accompany families in this act of love, partnering with them to find the answers they need to reunite with a missing loved one. Our work is built on that tenacious belief that, as human beings, we all deserve a reality where human rights are protected, families are respected, and migration is safe so no one loses their lives. We hope you join us in spreading the message that to migrate is to love. Migrar es amar. $30, including U.S. shipping.
Colibrí's "The Things They Carried: A Monument to Lost Lives on the Border". For the families of migrants who have lost their lives crossing the US-Mexico border, the items carried by their loved ones have special significance. The items take on an excess of meaning beyond their original materiality. These items not only carry an emotional, almost sacred existence, but, for the thousands of grieving families searching for answers, these items could be the link that finally brings the remains of their loved one home to rest. $ 30, including shipping to the US
The Colibrí Center for Human Rights sticker measures 3 inches in diameter and can be found, among other places, on every laptop computer and water bottle in the Colibrí office. $10, including U.S. shipping.
The Colibrí Center for Human Rights pin shows a colibrí -- a hummingbird. In some cultures in Latin America, the colibrí is a symbol of strength, hope, and migration. In 2009, a man who died crossing the border near Tucson. In his pocket, he carried a small dead hummingbird. The Colibrí Center for Human Rights was named after the hummingbird in the spirit of its symbolism and in remembrance of this man, the thousands more who have lost their lives on the border, and their families everywhere. Artist Credit: Jess X. Snow.$10, including U.S. shipping.