The world is changing. Our economy, our societies, even the way we do politics are being transformed. Behind these radical changes is technological progress and cultural evolution. All these factors affect how, why and where do people migrate.
The migration crisis, be it in the Americas or Europe, shows us that both host countries and places of origin don’t know how to deal with the violence and lack of opportunities to push people to emigrate; they also don’t know how to pacify the racism and xenophobia that sometimes appear at the destination of the migrants. To complicate this even further, smartphones and social networks have completely changed the way in which migrants navigate and reach the goal of their “peregrination”.
Thus, we’re forced to face difficult questions: How do we react to the new waves of migration? Is undocumented migration a crime or a human right? Should we promote more migration to rich countries or eliminate the root causes in the locations of origin?
We’ll get together in front of our screens and with coffee or other beverage in hand talk to other human beings that are as passionate as ourselves about finding answers.
Some subjects we’ll touch on:
- Migration as a globalized process
- Migrant caravans and what they tell us about modern migration
- Why do people migrate?
- Violence towards immigrants (racism and legal discrimination)
- New technologies as a defense from migratory violence
- The criminalization of migrants
- The risks and advantages of undocumented migration
- And so much more!
Upon finishing the get-together, we will have given our opinions on migration, proposing solutions and sharing our experiences.