Analyzing Root Causes of Global Migration

Every year, hundred of millions of people are forced to leave their homes. Financial crisis in one part of the world reverberate across globe. Violence drives children and families to flee their homes in search of a safe haven. Profound inequality, lack of opportunity, destructive storms, organized crime, rising sea levels, extractivism, drought--these are all factors that influence migration. We must analyze deeper at the macro economic, social and political reasons why people migrate and how migration policy should interact with US foreign policy. We will look specifically at the root causes behind the humanitarian crisis in the Northern Central American region and Mexico. Speakers:

  • Lariza Dugan Cuadra, Executive Director, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), San Francisco
  • Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Ph.D., Project Director, UCLA Labor Center
  • Ivonne Quiroz, National Coordinator and Organizer at the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA)
  • Angela Sambrano, Director of the Red Mexicana de Líderes y Organizaciones Migrantes (Red Mex)
  • Oscar Chacón, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities (NALACC)