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Mexico: Looking for the Roots of Migration
February 17, 2014 - February 26, 2014
Total Cost: $950 plus airfare
Total due: January 03, 2014
Deposit: $150
Deposit due: November 30, 2013
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Explore first-hand the economic and political roots of the migration of millions Latin Americans into the US. What causes people to uproot themselves from their histories and homelands and take the long, painful, costly, and dangerous journey into a foreign land where they seldom know the language and are often greeted with hostility?

We will explore this question by experiencing the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, where many of the forces for migration are stark and clear. Oaxaca is a beautiful state of 2 million people and you will fall in love with the people, the land, and their history. Yet, nearly half of the Oaxacan population has left the state going north for the United States

What to Expect:

  • See the real reasons for migration to the U.S.
  • Stay in the homes of families directly impacted by their relatives’ migration North.
  • Gain knowledge of ways US policy affects migration patterns
  • Meet people resisting NAFTA and other “free” trade policies.
  • Visit a local shelter for migrants moving to or from the US
  • Meet with returned migrants who have experienced life in the US justice system
  • Visit a local women’s cooperative that provides alternatives to migration
  • Discuss ways to act in solidarity with people from Oaxaca and immigrants here in the US
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For more information about this delegation, please contact:
Delegation Coordinator
Stan Duncan