“Which Way Home” Film followed by Panel discussion.
This Social Issues Conference Event co-sponsored by Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought, the Center for Christian Spirituality, Center for Community Service Learning, Social Issues Conference Committee and the Changemaker Hub.
When: November 21, 2013, 6pm-8pm.
Where: School of Leadership and Education Studies (SOLES)
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium
Discussion to follow with special guests:
Education Program Director, Southwest Key Programs
Carmen M. Chavez, Esq.
Executive Director, Casa Cornelia Law Center
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The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.
They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.
I would like to make an appeal to those in possession of greater resources, to public authorities and to all people of good will who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!