A Second Chance – Central American Minors Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
Date(s) - Thursday, March 31, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and Alianza Americas
Join us for a conversation with Oscar A. Chacón, co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, along with people offering first-voice testimonies.
In 2014, thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border. From the rise of family detention centers to the recent raids targeting Central American children and families, learn WHY Central American migrants are leaving their countries, WHAT are the demands for justice for them to stay here, and HOW you can take informed action.*
- Alianza Americas promotes and defends inclusive, equitable, and sustainable policies and systems that protect the dignity and promote the well-being of all people across the Americas.
- *Migration & Transformation is a Butterfly Postcard Campaign which highlights the different migration experiences of people living in the U.S. and how this shapes their identities and sense of belonging in our society. The Latino Cultural Center will be collecting stories on these postcards asking President Obama to support asylum seekers.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.
Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095
UIC student organizations Heritage Garden Student Group, Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), Latino Pre-Medical Student Association (LPMSA), and Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA)
UIC Latino Cultural Center