Migration to the United States from Central America and Mexico in recent years has increasingly included people fleeing spiraling violence and poverty with serious protection needs. As the U.S. has done with the War on Drugs, it is now exporting a model of militarized immigration and border enforcement to the region. Speakers will discuss the harmful effects in the region and how civil society and faith leaders can help protect the human rights of vulnerable migrants and refugees.
- Vitalino Similox, Ecumenical Christian Council of Guatemala; Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice
- Bishop Martin Barahona, Anglican Church, El Salvador; Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice
- Suyapa Ucles, Mennonite Social Action Committee in Honduras
- Alaide Vilchis Ibarra, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Sponsors: Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice; Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America