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Guatemalan Youth: Migration and Return

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Ricardo Falla, SJ, a Guatemalan anthropologist, and Ana Gutiérrez Castro, a Guatemalan educator and researcher, speak on immigration, “voluntary deportation,” and the impact on Guatemalan communities when many of their young men migrate to the United States. Falla has devoted his career to documenting the lives and cultures of the Quiché Maya Indians in Guatemala and other indigenous peoples of Central America, emphasizing justice and human rights issues. He describes how migration and return affect the identity of young migrants. With the aid of a translator, Gutiérrez Castro presents images and stories from her hometown, Zacualpa, Guatemala. A question-and-answer session with both presenters follows.

Format: Lecture
Length: 1:37

Presenter(s): Ricardo Falla, Ana Gutiérrez Castro

Date: December 4, 2007

Location: Higgins 310

Sponsor(s): Center for Human Rights and International Justice

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/castro/

The information on this page is accurate as of December 2007