[act-ma] thursday at BC US IMMIGRATION POLICY AND INCREASED THREATS TO CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS
boston at cispes.org
Sun Sep 18 16:45:22 PDT 2016
AFTER OBAMA: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF OUR "NATION OF IMMIGRANTS"?
US IMMIGRATION POLICY AND INCREASED THREATS TO CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS
Thursday, September 22
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McGuinn Hall, Room 521
With MARTHA GUEVARA, Boston-area community activist. This event is Part
1 of the “After Obama: What is the future of our 'Nation of
Immigrants'?” conversation series.
Martha Guevara is a retired Spanish bilingual teacher from Framingham,
MA. She volunteers, in a variety of capacities, for area immigrant
rights and service organizations. In July she traveled to El Salvador
and Guatemala on an immigration fact-finding delegation sponsored by
CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador). The
group's goals were to educate themselves about how US policy has
contributed to displacement and migration in El Salvador, historically
and currently, and to investigate the expansion of a militarized border
enforcement model throughout Central America and how it is impacting
migrants and asylum seekers. As part, the CISPES group spoke with
Salvadoran governmental, religious, labor, and social movement leaders
about how they are organizing to build alternatives to forced migration.
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