-Alma Migrante A.C and the University of San Diego presented the first edition of “The soul and history of migrant defenders: Digital Narratives 2021”
-In order to celebrate and acknowledge the defenders of the migrant community in Baja California, 10 stories of people who have dedicated their lives to defending the human rights of people in the context of mobility were screened.
TIJUANA, BC- After two years of collaborative work between the Alma Migrante Civil Association and the Mulvaney Center of the University of San Diego, the event was held this Saturday, December 11: The soul and history of migrant defenders, Digital Narratives 2021.
Within the framework of International Human Rights Day, 10 stories of defenders of the migrant community in Baja California were screened, in which their life has been on the complex path of social justice, giving them an opportunity to look at their own greatness and yet another to Tijuana to be proud of its generous nature.
Diverse authorities of Tijuana and Baja California, organizations, activists, academics, and the general public gathered in the Federico Campbell room of the Tijuana Cecut Cultural Center to learn about the faces and stories that make up the defense community of migrants in the region, to through the contributions of those who registered to participate in the project in 2020 and 2021.
Among the defenders who participated in this first edition of The Soul and History of People Defenders of Migrants: Digital Narratives 2021, who in turn were the producers of their video, are; Claudia Portela coordinator of the 6 projects of the Salesian Project in Tijuana, Daniel García, lawyer of the Madre Asunta Institute, Judith Galindo volunteer in the kitchen of the Camino de Salvación Shelter, Andrea Rincón director of Border Youth, Elizabeth Sánchez volunteer interpreter of Al Otro Lado and Refugee Health Alliance, Julia Gómez, director of Vihctoria BC, Robert Vibar, director of Deported Veterans, AC, Lourdes Lizardi, independent advocate, and Nicolette Ibarra, director of Familia Trans Queer Sin Fronteras.
The event began with a welcome from the director of Alma Migrante AC Graciela Zamudio Campos, who in turn thanked the support of the entire community to carry out this self-representation project during the two years of the pandemic and ended by inviting the defenders of the migrant community in the state to participate in next year’s edition. The event also featured a musical presentation by the Tijuana Opera.
Alma Migrante works inspired by the people who form part of the communities that defend the migrant cause in the state.