Community Scholars Advocate at Refugee Health Conference
Speaking on a panel about Advocacy, they shared their insights from a research trip to Mexico's southern border. Linn and Carol spoke to the social and environmental forces which push people to flee, extreme levels of violence migrants face along their route and the criminalization of humanitarian aid.
« Criminalized humanity » Inspriring presentation from @Abyssopelagic and @caroldevine at #NARHCTO on the impact of the rise of xenophobic sentiment on the safety and wellbeing of people migrating throughout Central America @MSF_canada @DIGHR_YorkU
— Chloé Cébron (@ChloeCebron) June 14, 2019
— Colleen Dockerty (@ColleenDockerty) June 14, 2019
Being an "illegal" migrant is an administrative issue. Thank you @caroldevine and @Abyssopelagic for your powerful presentation on criminalized humanity and forced migration from Central America. #NARHCTO #MSF
— Shivani Chandra (@ShivaniChandra_) June 14, 2019
Image Credit: Mural outside unaccompanied children's quarters, Tenosique, Mexico, 2019/Carol Devine & Linn Biorklund Belliveau