In the last five years, over 200,000 minors have fled their countries in Central America and Mexico and traveled north without their families, only to be caught by immigration at the U.S. Border. Liliana Velásquez is one of them. Come hear her story.
DREAMS and NIGHTMARES, / SUEÑOS y PESADILLAS, is a remarkable memoir by teenager Liliana Velásquez, who at fourteen fled horrific violence and poverty in Guatemala and headed out alone for the United States. On her trip through Mexico she was robbed by narcos, rode the boxcars of La Bestia, and convinced the Federales who had arrested her to let her go. Finally, she made it to the US border and headed out across the Sonoran Desert, she feared her journey had eneded. But it had just begun.
Leticia Roa Nixon, from PhillyCAM’s Atrévete, will interview Liliana.
This free event will be taped for later broadcast. Refreshments will be served
PhillyCAM Community Room
699 Ranstead St. (7th Street between Market and Chestnut Sts.)
$5 Parking across the street at Independence Garage (7th and Ranstead)