Free Public Program, March 30th, 2019, 2:30 PM, the Elgin Room, Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Street, Elgin.
Why are families from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, many with small children, leaving their countries in large numbers and coming to the US border asking for Asylum?
Public Artist David Stocker and Videographer Mike Barr, from Rockford, IL, traveled to the US/Mexico Border for the past two years to participate in the massive demonstrations held there each November. There, many times over, they found answers to the question above. They will share their stories and insights with us.
Most of us grow up up learning that the United States brings democracy, freedom, and human rights to countries around the world. All too often, especially in Central and Latin America the truth is just the opposite.
Come and learn the painful history of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and of their suffering populations. Come and rejoice in the triumphant survival of these people as they defy nightmarish conditions to reach out for a better life for themselves and their families.
Bring your questions, ideas, and experiences. There will be time for Q&A and discussion.