Event Title

Border Children — Why Are They Fleeing?: Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Honduras and Central America

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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.

About the Lecturer: Dana Frank, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Document Type

Event

Start Date

22-10-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

22-10-2014 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Undocumented children, U.S. border

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English

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Oct 22nd, 12:00 PM Oct 22nd, 1:15 PM

Border Children — Why Are They Fleeing?: Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Honduras and Central America

Fairhaven College Auditorium

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.

About the Lecturer: Dana Frank, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz