In the twenty-six years since the end of its twelve year civil war, El Salvador has made advances in areas such as education, health care, women’s rights, and the protection of free speech and political organization. However, the country is still plagued by high unemployment, organized crime, gang violence, and political challenges.
This U.S. – Salvador Sister Cities presentation will focus on the current reality of Salvadorans fighting to defend their land and natural resources. Additionally, speakers will talk about forced migration and its damaging impact on rural communities.
Location: Friends Meeting House, 3701 E. MLK Jr. Blvd, Austin