The Advocates for Human Rights presents "Migrant Rights: The Perilous Journey from Central America to the United States," an event featuring Nancy Garcia. Garcia is visiting from Oaxaca, Mexico, where she works for the non-profit migrant support center COMI (Center for the Orientation of Migrants). The Center is integrally linked to the national migrant support network and provides services such as workshops and orientation for migrants and a point of contact and referral for family members of migrants trying to locate their displaced loved ones. Nancy will speak about migration trends in Oaxaca (as a place of origin, transit, and return) and about the experience of migrants from Central America as they travel across Mexico. Recently, she has been active in events organized in Oaxaca to bring attention to the violence and dangers that Central American migrants face on their way north.
The event will be held at The Advocates for Human Rights (330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401) on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 from noon - 1 PM. Questions should be directed to Sarah Herder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-746-4691.