On February 10th, CLACS hosted its first event of the Spring 2020 calendar titled Caravans in Context: Central America and the History of Forced Migration. The event brought a historical and current affair Central American perspective to the conversation on immigration, through film and conversation. It featured a screening of Casa en Tierra Ajena, followed by a conversation with its producer Carlos Sandoval, a professor at the University of Costa Rica; author of Otros Amenazantes (2008) and No More Walls (2017), and Carla García, a Garífuna leader and International Relations Coordinator for Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH).
The conversation highlighted the the issues land rights and security, the repercussions for different communities (indigenous, afro descendants, and farmers) after leaving lands and territories, while explaining the various historical issues forcing migration. This conversation was moderated by the event’s organizer, CLACS Faculty Fellow, Daniel Mendiola.
Watch a video recap of Caravans in Context here.