La 72 Home and Refuge for Migrant People announces a screening of Migrant
Crossing, a film that documents the lives of migrants who cross Mexico from Central
America and the work of La 72.
Ramón Marquez, executive director of La 72 and expert on migration issues in the
southern Mexico/Northern Triangle region, will present a Q&A session immediately
following the screening.
Located approximately 30km from the Guatemalan border in Tenosique, Tabasco and
next to the rail line migrants use to cross Mexico to the US, La 72 houses and serves
approximately 13,000 migrants and refugees from Central America every year.
Currently, more and more migrants are soliciting asylum in Mexico. La 72 serves a
significant number of LGBTQ persons and unaccompanied minors each year as well.
Tenosique is one of only three towns in Mexico with a permanent UNHCR presence,
and La 72 serves a strategic focal point for institutions such as Doctors Without Borders
and Asylum Access.
La 72 Website:
Date & Time:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:30pm–7:42pm
Regal Webster Place 11
1471 W. Webster Ave, Chicago, IL, United States, 60614
Film followed by Q&A session with Ramón Marquez, Director of La 72
8pm, Kibbitznest, 2212 N. Clybourn, Chicago
Suggested donation to La 72: $20
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