Neon Pink Seesaws Unite Kids at U.S.-Mexico Border

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It's a rare, yet innovative show of unity at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Three neon pink seesaws poke through a large black metal fence, connecting kids of all ages between Ciudad Juarez in Mexico and El Paso in Texas.

The idea was actually formed 10 years ago by two California professors, Virginia San Fratello, who is an associate professor of design at San Jose State, and architect Ronald Rael, who is also a professor at the University of California.

They figured that even though the people were separated, the seesaws would unite them.

"We are architects, we are designers that's all. But this is an act of activism because we gather people here to have fun, to talk, to be happy," Rael told APTN in Spanish.

Rael said the seesaws are symbolic of relations between the U.S. and Mexico, driving home the point that we are all connected.

“If you do something on one side, it will have an impact on the other side. And that's what happens politically between United States and Mexico, what they do there impacts here; what they do here, it will impact there ⁠— it's the same with the seesaw," Rael said. 

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