Inside Central American Caravans: LGBTQ Testimonies of Contention and Survival
Join Nakai Flotte (Harvard), Pablo Domínguez (Dartmouth) and LGBT asylum seekers from Honduras, el Salvador and Nicaragua in a conversation on migration and the right to flee.
Wende Now! presents Nakai Flotte (Anthropology, Harvard), Pablo Domínguez (Spanish and Portuguese, Dartmouth) and LGBT asylum seekers Idalia, Nancy, Alizon and Estrella from Honduras, Gio and Loli from El Salvador, and Sinay from Nicaragua in a conversation on the LGBTQ contingents of the so called “Central American Caravans”, the right to flee and their experiences with the American immigration system.
From the story of a trans minor who survived abandonment by her own family to the experiences of two lesbian mothers who had to flee Honduras in order to save their child, our speakers will explain what it meant to them to travel in a contingent of trans queer refugees of the “2018 Central American exodus”, what happened to them once they arrived in the United States and how they dealt with the constant threat of imminent deportation back to Central America.
This talk is part of the “Wende Now!” Series. "Wende Now: Farewell to the Eternal Return of Fascism and Xenophobia!" is an interdisciplinary and international research group on borders, migration and diversity. Our group brings together different area studies, temporalities and teaching methods to discuss current border issues. All events are organised by the department of German Studies and the department of Spanish & Portuguese, sponsored by the Dartmouth Centers Forum.
We are looking forward to zooming in with you on Thursday! Zoom ID: https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/2102849677