(I), Pedro. (I), Amalia. Community Conversation with Pedro Aguilar and Amalia Melendez Padilla(I), Pedro. (I), Amalia. Community Conversation with Pedro Aguilar and Amalia Melendez Padillahttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/252401Stokes CPGC Cafe2013-11-15T12:00:002013-11-15T13:30:00
November 15,2013 12:00PM–1:30PM
Stokes CPGC Cafe
Free lunch and conversation, open to the public. Part of a week-long series of events titled, (I)Migra/ción: Violence, Movement, & Identity en Nuestra América.
Pedro Aguilar Benegas was born in 1990 in the town of Yoro, Honduras, one of eight children in his family. Before leaving Honduras in May 2012, he studied Agriculture for two years. On his way to the U.S., he suffered an accident and was forced to change his migration plans. Today he resides in Mexico City, where he is involved in volunteer work aiding other Central American migrants.
24 year-old Amalia Melendez Padilla is from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. A single mother, she left her son with her parents and migrated to the U.S. En route she was assaulted at an immigration checkpoint in Mexico, and alongside three other women, successfully pressed charges. She received a humanitarian visa and now collaborates in a new migrant shelter outside of Mexico City. She has obtained a U.S. visa to share her advocacy for migrant women to an international audience.
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