Salon duc Tape: Contextualizing Central American Migration to the US

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FoCo Cafe
225 Maple St
Fort Collins, CO 80521

What are the push and pull factors that drive Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans to the US Southern Border?

We’ve heard a lot in the last few months about the “crisis” at the border, the separation of families, and Central American asylum seekers being denied their right to a credible fear interview. What these media stories often leave out is the broader context that helps us better understand the root causes of Central American migration to the US. At the salon on October 19th, CSU Professor of Political Science Stephen Mumme will focus specifically on the social, economic and political factors behind this current migration pattern.

Dr. Mumme specializes in Mexican government and U.S.-Mexico border affairs. He has held a keen interest in Mexican demographic policy and immigration issues for many years. Dr. Mumme is currently teaching two undergraduate classes titled “Politics & Society on the U.S. Mexico Border” and “Politics of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.”

Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN), usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at the FoCo Café, which is located at 225 Maple Street. Note that this salon will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month. Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. For more information, email FCCAN at, or call us at 419-8944.

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