This year’s annual A Walk In Their Shoes advocacy and fundraising event focuses on an area of our own hemisphere receiving much attention lately: the Northern Triangle. These three countries—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras—have seen an incredible rise in outward migration toward the United States, most notably in the form of “migrant caravans.” This phenomenon received much attention in the 2018 US Midterm elections, and the issue of immigration will likely be the single greatest dividing issue in the 2020 election.
But beyond the politics in the United States, at the true heart of the issue, are people. There are thousands of individual stories. There are histories, triumphs, sorrows, hopes, fears, and dreams.
A Walk In Their Shoes takes participants through a brief history of the region, guides them along the path taken by the caravan through Mexico toward the U.S. border, and explores current border policy and conditions experienced by our friends and neighbors every day.
Join us on September 28th at Centennial Village Museum for this experience.
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About The Event
The stories simulated in this event are real, as recorded by individuals interviewed in March 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico by staff of the Immigrant & Refugee Center of Northern Colorado, or as transcribed in the volume “Solito, Solita” by Steven Mayers & Jonathan Freedman (click to purchase). The route through Mexico, from Northern Triangle countries, we are enacting is plotted onto a map to the right.