November 4, 2013 STAFF/STU

Today: Honduras On Fire Presentation

“Honduras on Fire: Human Rights Crisis & Mass Migration” is a presentation by Aracely Medina Castillo addressing the ongoing human rights crisis in Honduras. Castillo will speak on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the LSC Conference Room.

Honduras faces a human rights crisis. It is the most dangerous country in the world and, according to Human Rights Watch, “violence and threats by unidentified perpetrators against journalists, human rights defenders, prosecutors, peasant activists, and transgender people remain serious problems. Perpetrators are rarely brought to justice.” Meanwhile, according to the State Department, roughly 13 percent of the Honduran population– 1 million Hondurans–have migrated to the United States, 600,000 of whom are believed to be undocumented.

Why is there a human rights crisis in Honduras? Who is being killed and why? What is the role of U.S. policy? And why are people migrating to the U.S.? Is there a connection with the human rights crisis?

Event sponsored by Peace, Justice, and Human Rights; Latin American and Latino Studies Concentration; and Global Education.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Gloria Vaquera, Ph.D., at 216.397.4379 or Richard Clark Ph.D., at 216.397.4651.