The Winter 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture : Central American Migrants in Limbo: Transit Experiences and Grassroots Responses

When:
March 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-03-11T17:00:00-04:00
2020-03-11T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall
789 Yonge Street
Contact:

The Winter 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture

Central American Migrants in Limbo:

Transit Experiences and Grassroots Responses

March 11, 2020

Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall

789 Yonge Street

5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Reception to Follow

With the Trump administration’s hardline policies at the US-Mexico border, the challenges faced by migrants fleeing violence and poverty in northern Central America have been making global headlines.

This event highlights the transit experiences of Central Americans as they attempt to cross multiple borders and the response of grassroots humanitarian organizations in Mexico and the United States.

It features three speakers working in Mexico, Guatemala, and the Mexico-US border region: researcher Gio B'atz' (Giovanni Batz) - New Mexico State, researcher Elizabeth Oglesby - University of Arizona, and activist and organizer Adalberto Ramos - Centro de Recursos para Migrantes.

Discussant: Francisco Rico-Martinez