"Border Children -- Why Are They Fleeing? Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Honduras and Central America”
Dana Frank, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz
October 22, 7:00pm
Fireplace Room at Garden Steet United Methodist Church
ADA accessible on Magnolia Street.
Media reports of unaccompanied, undocumented children arriving at the U.S. border from Central America have depicted their flight from gangs and violence. But silence largely reigns regarding the underlying economic and political roots of the crisis, in dangerous governments supported by the United States. Professor Frank looks at human rights and U.S. policy in post-coup Honduras, in particular, as well as dynamics within Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. She will also discuss grassroots efforts across the U.S. and in Congress to affect U.S. policy in Central America.
Sponsored by the World Issues Forum and Whatcom Peace & Justice Center
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