Rev. Alejandro Solalinde- Apr 17

Immigrants from Central America and Human Rights Crisis in Mexico
Reverent father Alejandro Solalinde

Wednesday, April 17
11:10 am - 12:45 pm
San Diego City College
Room MS 462
Centro Cultural de la Raza
5- 7 pm

About Rev. Solalinde:
New York times, July 2012:
OAXACA, Mexico When the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde chose to dedicate himself seven years ago to helping Central and South American migrants traveling to the United States...

Defender of migrants rights returns to Mexico amidst heightened security measures. Father Alejandro Solalinde, a human rights defender for migrants’ rights, decided to return to the migrants’ shelter Hermanos en el Camino (Brothers on the Road) which he has run in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico since its opening in 2007. During his return to Ixtepec, Father Solalinde was accompanied by the UN Human Rights Office in Mexico, which has documented the threats and aggressions suffered by him and the shelter’s personnel in recent years.
Padre Alejandro Solalinde Guerra is a Catholic priest, the coordinator of the Pastoral of Human Mobility for Mexico’s South Pacific Region and founder of Hermanos en el Camino migrant shelter in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. Padre Alejandro began his mission with migrants, when the conditions facing hundreds of thousands of Central American people riding trains northward through Mexico to the United States each year came to his attention. More

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