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HONDURAS: Humanitarian Crisis as U.S. Policy
February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
HONDURAS: HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AS U.S. POLICY
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:30 P.M. two Honduran speakers will share their personal experiences of the aftermath of the 2009 military coup and 2017 electoral fraud that have profoundly damaged human rights in Honduras. Americans often hear of the crisis at the border, without understanding how U. S. policy contributes to the flow of migrants seeking safety outside their beloved countries.
The program will be held at the Carbondale Township Hall, 217 E. Main Street (Back Entrance). It will feature a live video talk with Miguel Angel Giron, a Honduran activist forced to flee after fellow organizers were murdered. He led a migrant caravan through Mexico, applied for asylum in the U.S. and was detained for 8 months before being granted asylum. He will explain the ongoing situation in Honduras and help Americans learn how U.S. policy effects fair elections and human rights in his country, fueling the migrant crisis.
Refreshments will be provided; the program is open and free to the public. Sponsors include Shawnee Green Party, Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois & Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project.
- February 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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- Carbondale Township Hall
217 E. Main St (BACK entrance)
Carbondale, IL 62901 Select a Country: