Some of the expertise on the Central American children crossing alone
The August 25th event used a format of “Speed dating”: rather than have a panel discussion, experts rotated to the tables, giving people at each table a chance to talk for 7-10 minutes to people who have information and are working for solutions. Note-takers at each table recorded not only what the experts said, but more importantly the questions and ideas that come from non-experts.
- INDYthinks — https://www.facebook.com/INDYthinks
INDYthinks is designed to provide individuals and organizations the correct tools and opportunities to positively contribute to exciting things happening in Indy. On a larger scale, we want to take direct action for things that are happening around the world.
- Provocate — provocate.org
Provocate helps find local solutions for global problems by publishing original articles, connecting community initiatives, & organizing thought-provoking events.
- La Plaza — http://www.laplaza-indy.org/
La Plaza is a groundbreaking effort to be the trusted liaison between Latinos and the larger community. La Plaza exists to serve, empower, and integrate the Latino community of Central Indiana.
- Latino Youth Collective — http://www.wearecollective.org/
The Latino/a Youth Collective of Indiana, Inc., provide resources and opportunities for youth to engage in personal and community development through critical pedagogy, grassroots organizing, and collective action.
- Kevin Muñoz — http://www.xn--muozlegal-m6a.com/
The Law of Office of Attorney Kevin Muñoz represents clients in the areas of Criminal Defense and Immigration. Attorney Kevin Muñoz and his staff are bilingual in English and Spanish and trained to assist clients with a wide variety of criminal defense and Immigration matters.
- Center for Victim and Human Rights — http://www.cvhr.org
Founded in 2008, the mission of the Center for Victim and Human Rights (CVHR) is to make the victim as whole as possible. The CVHR executes this mission through two functions: (1) providing low cost or no cost legal services to crime and human rights abuse victims, and (2) engaging in policy development and educational outreach.
- Amnesty Indy — http://amnestyindy.tumblr.com/
LOCAL GROUP 317 IS THE INDIANAPOLIS CHAPTER OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA: WE MEET AT 7:00 PM THE 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH ON THE 1ST FLOOR OF THE HISTORIC ATHENAEUM LOCATED AT 401 EAST MICHIGAN STREET DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS.
- ENLACE — http://iufammed.iupui.edu/education/elsalvador-immersion/
ENLACE is a project started by the IU Department of Family Medicine to provide medical care and education in impoverished nations. In the past few years, it has expanded to involve week-long service trips and cultural immersion programs in El Salvador and China.
- Companion Community Development Alternatives — http://cocoda.weebly.com/
CoCoDA works hand-in-hand with El Salvadoran communities grappling with this issue and US communities interested in learning more and finding ways to taking positive action.
- OBAT Helpers — obathelpers.org
OBAT works for the welfare, support and rehabilitation of indigent, stateless and displaced people. The primary focus is to alleviate the suffering of thousands of stateless people stranded in refugee camps in Bangladesh, providing them with better living conditions, education and economic empowerment
- Benga International — http://www.bengainternational.org/
Benga International designs holistic interdisciplinary curriculum for KG-5th grade, in attempt to rejuvenate the minds of children and cultivate all aspects of intelligence. Benga will set up a school for Syrian refugee kids in Jordan.
- Krista Latham (University of Indianapolis) — http://beyondborders.uindy.edu/meet-dr-krista-latham-forensic-anthropologist/
Latham is a forensic anthropologist who leads teams of students and researchers to Texas, where they exhume the bodies of those who died crossing the border — identify the victims, notify family, provide burial with dignity.
- Wendy Vogt (IUPUI) — http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/directory/bio/wvogt
Wendy Vogt is an anthropologist at IUPUI who has been working for several years in Oaxaca in Mexico with Central Americans heading to the US