Two California college professors, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, travelled to Sunland Park, New Mexico, recently to build teeter totters into the slatted border fance separating that city from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.


The set of seesaws allows children and adults from both sides of the fence to play together, while still on their respective sides of the border. According to professor Ronald Rael, "The wall became a literal fulcrum for US-Mexico relations. Children and adults are connected in meaningful ways on both sides, with the recognition that actions taken on one side have a direct consequence on the other side."