Recently, thousands of children and their families have fled extreme violence and poverty in the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and migrated North to seek shelter. UNICEF is the world's largest humanitarian organization for children and is committed to children before, during and after their migratory journey to refuge. Join the UNICEF USA office in Dallas to learn how you can take action for children uprooted Saturday, June 29th from 4-6PM at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
The event will include local North Texas artist, Weeda Hamdan's collection titled Uprooted as well as a panel conversation featuring perspectives to highlight the root causes for departure for children in the Northern Triangle, the journey North and its impacts for children, and the City of Dallas' response to the crisis.
Eitan Peled Child Migration & Protection Manager, UNICEF USA
Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Esq, Director, City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
Hilda Loria, PhD,
Bill Holston, J.D. Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
Children play at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center which helps newly arrived migrant families in McAllen, Texas, 27 June 2018. Actions implemented by UNICEF and partners, such as the respite center, include: protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse in shelters, as well as providing child friendly spaces and psychosocial support; providing technical assistance on health and nutrition guidelines; and coordinating technical assistance to/with government and civil society counterparts to ensure ECD activities.