The concept of borders is somewhat artificial; the lines on a map are arbitrary, representing historical politics more than the on-the-ground reality of life. Certainly, problems and concerns and the regularity of human life goes far beyond these invisible distinctions of place.
One of the great consequences of people realizing this is the number of “… Without Borders” organizations that exist. UNB hosts its own chapter of Engineers Without Borders (Facebook), an organization that concerns itself with helping the world meet the challenges of life and circumstance. I had the chance to sit down with Johanna and Heather, two representatives of EWB-UNB, and they informed me about the organization’s history and purpose, as well as letting me know that its about much more people than just Engineers.
This weekend, the EWB-UNB is joining forces with the Accreon Fall Classic for the Run To End Poverty.