“Migration Crisis: From Europe to the United States and Beyond”
With no end in sight to criminal gang violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle or the conflict in Syria and Iraq, spontaneous flows of child and family migration to the U.S. and European borders show no signs of letting up. As violence continues, and millions of children and families are disenfranchised, displaced and abused, the vast majority of them are looking for a new peaceful home in the United States and Europe. In both regions, smuggling networks continue to operate and adapt to new policy changes. Join Col. Ann Wright, CODEPINK and Nancy Mancias for a discussion and workshop on European and U.S. migration parallels and western foreign policy on refugees. Hear from volunteers who have worked in the refugee camps in Greece. Learn to take action to end war and violence, and hear about CODEPINK’s “knitting for refugees” project.
We'd like for everyone to join in! For US Citizens, please bring your passports to attend and participate. Please allow extra time to go through customs when you are either exiting or entering the US, and reference the SOAW website for more logistical details.
Presented by: CODEPINK
*bilingual, Tent 3