Root Causes of the Migrant Crisis: Focus on Honduras

June 17th,2019 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Tom WebbM.A.

From March 18 to 25, a delegation of 75 interfaith faith leaders from the Bay Area travelled to Honduras to better understand and bear witness to the situation on the ground that is causing the recent influx of migrants and asylum seekers from Honduras. 

Organized by Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, SHARE-El Salvador Foundation, and the Sisters of Mercy, the group travelled in or around San Pedro Sula and Bajo Aguan in Norther Honduras, documenting the effects of land confiscations by international investors, pollution from mining interests, and localized violence. From there they travelled to the capitol, Tegucigalpa, and met the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Honduras and Heidi Fulton, charge d' affaire, at the U.S. Embassy to discuss what they had witnessed in the north.

This presentation will present the findings of the delegation and shed much needed light on the current causes of migration from Honduras and the regio

Tom WebbM.A.

Tom Webb, M.A., is a member of the Oakland Catholic Worker community and has an extensive background in human rights and social justice work for over 30 years. The March delegation was his third trip to Honduras since 2015. Webb holds a master degree in Theology as well as Pastoral Studies from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.