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 topic will be analyzed by researchers and activists during the Winter 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture organized by the Center of Research on Latin America and the Caribbean and the Center for Refugee Studies on March 11, 2020 in the Toronto Reference Library.

The event Central American Migrants in Limbo will highlight 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.

Central American Migrants in Limbo: 

Transit Experiences and Grassroots Responses

WHEN: March 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE:Toronto Reference Library – Beeton Hall
789 Yonge Street

CERLAC is a York University-based hub for inter- and multidisciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean, their diasporas, and their relations with Canada and the rest of the world. It provides a meeting space for faculty, students, and visitors to discover common interests; supports their projects by facilitating grant administration, partnership formation, and the co-production and sharing of knowledge; and trains new generations of regional scholars.

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The Bridge es una plataforma digital bilingüe que promueve el multiculturalismo y la inclusión en Canadá. Buscamos fomentar entre los migrantes un sentido de pertenencia al país que se ha convertido en su "segundo hogar." 

Con nuestro trabajo, queremos mejorar las condiciones sociales de los miembros de las minorías en Canadá, entre ellos la comunidad latinoamericana. Deseamos fomentar la plena participación de los latinos en la sociedad canadiense con igualdad de derechos, oportunidades y libertades. Combatimos el racismo, la discriminación, los estereotipos y prejuicios.  ¡Ve más allá!

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