Accompanying Migrants and Searching for the Disappeared
Join Migrant Roots Media and Duke's Social Movements Lab for a talk by Rubén Figueroa of the Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano.
For the past 14 years, Rubén Figueroa has dedicated his life to defending the human rights of migrants traveling to the United States through Mexico and Central America. His main role is to accompany migrants, victims of organized crime, and local governments, as well as search for missing migrants.
Rubén is also one of the organizers of the "Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants," which takes place annually along the migration route in Mexico.
Once a migrant himself, Rubén speaks from his own experience. For several years he lived in Durham, North Carolina and this experience inspires him to defend, document, and analyze the lives of migrants. Rubén is an avid photographer and has documented the various journeys he embarks on with migrants.