Art Event | Center for Victims of Torture

Art Event

The Experiences of Women Who Flee Central America

What: Artists and experts will come together for a one-day event to explore, describe and represent the lives of women who have fled Central America. Original artwork created especially for this event will be displayed while panelists discuss why so many women decide to leave their homes, the effects of current policies in the Americas, and recommendations to better address the needs and demands of these women as migrants and in their countries of origin.

Who: Hosted by the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) and the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States

Where: OAS Main Building in Washington, D.C. (17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW)

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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9:30-10 am
& coffee

10-10:15 am
Welcome remarks
Andrea Cárcamo, Senior Policy Counsel, Center for Victims of Torture
Alejandra Mora Mora, Executive Secretary CIM/OAS

Panel I: Conversation with the Artists
Moderator: Alejandra Mora Mora, Executive Secretary CIM/OAS
Gerardo Camargo
Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos
Alison Lee Schroeder
Paola Mendoza

Panel II:  The Drivers Behind Women’s Migration and Their Experiences
Moderator: Andrea Cárcamo, Senior Policy Counsel, CVT
Ava Benach, Immigration Attorney at Benach Collopy LLP
Daniella Burgi-Palomino, Latin America Working Group
Begoña Fernandez, Together for Girls
Luz Patricia Mejia, Technical Secretary MESECVI

12:30-1 pm
Light Refreshments & Networking 

Header art by Alison Lee Schroeder


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