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Mar 21

Migration from the Northern Triangle “They Are Here Because We Were There”

March 21 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Dr. Sarah Osten, Director of Latin American Studies at UVM, will examine why so many people in the Northern Triangle region of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have chosen to flee to the US, this talk examines long term political and social histories of the region, which have included US interventionism, and the long-term social, political and economic legacies of violent Cold War conflicts that Central Americans are still living with today.

The event is co-sponsored by CASP, the Community Asylum Seekers Project. Executive Director Liv Berelson describes CASP as “ a nonprofit founded in 2016 that supports asylum seekers in the Brattleboro area. We provide lodging, food, healthcare, employment placement, and legal support to newly arrived asylum seekers. More than half of CASP’s clients are from the Northern Triangle region.” According to Berelson, a former student of Dr. Osten, “Sarah deeply understands the complex and interwoven factors behind why people from this region are seeking asylum in and migrating to the US, and the US’ role in creating these factors.” Homemade empanadas will be available made by a CASP client who came from Honduras with her two children several years ago. She hopes to one day have her own restaurant or food truck, and enjoys cooking and baking.

This event is free to the public but a $10 donation is suggested, registration is encouraged at If unable to attend live, Zoom link is available upon registering.


March 21
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM


118 Elliot Gallery
118 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 US
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