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Guest Speaker Discusses Questions of Migration

VES welcomed Rich Brown––speaker and educator with the international education agency Where There Be Dragons––to share insights about the “Forces Behind Migration from Central America.” Rick drew on his five years of work with independent media and social movements in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, including original interviews with participants in the October Honduras caravan, to explore why people come to the United States, the dangers they face along the way, and the social, economic, and historical factors that have led to the recent waves of migration. Rich challenged the audience to think critically and asked each person to reflect on the question, “Why might people decide to leave their homes to try to travel to the U.S.?” and recognizing that there aren’t always easy answers.
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