Roots of Migration: Focus on Central America


May 2, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm


The NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111


Center to Support Immigrant Organizing


Presented by the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing, this workshop will focus on the root causes of migration from Central America’s Northern Triangle. Participants will explore the conditions that are uprooting migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and why they are traveling north to Mexico and the United States.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Uncover the roots of the current massive migration north from the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador)
  • Understand the political and economic forces that drive and have driven Central Americans from their homes, and how U.S. immigration policy interfaces with these forces
  • Hear from immigrant youth organizers who participated in a weeklong border delegation to Tijuana, Mexico in the fall 2018 and met with migrants heading north and groups supporting them
  • Learn about local efforts to support immigrants, and how you can support migrants in Mexico who are fleeing for safety

Target Audience

Individuals who are interested in immigration, immigration history and current US policies effecting immigration from other countries.

About the Trainers

CSIO Co-Founders and Co-Directors have extensive experience in community and labor organizing with immigrant populations. Luz Zambrano has worked as a labor organizer, community organizer, immigration counselor and project director for a number of labor and community groups. Kevin Whalen has worked as an organizer and director of community organizations based in immigrant and low-income populations. CSIO’s teen and young adult immigrant leaders developed and piloted the Roots of Migration workshop in 2017-18 for their peers in community groups, congregations and schools prior to presenting it for the Better Nonprofit Management series.

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Racial Equity