“There is a great deal of misinformation, erroneous ideas and stereotypes about migration and the figure of the migrant”, hence the importance of informing the university population more and, above all, raising their awareness; he commented Juan Carlos Gazca Munozstudent of International Relations of the Upaep and president of Wings Without Borderswhen participating in the discussion What can be done in migration?, regarding the closing of the Generation 2022 of the course Training in Migration for Social Transformation.
Ibero student short film was selected for International FestivalUDLAP signs agreement with schools in IrelandHe commented that the students are at the exact point between being volunteers with civil associations and influence from the academy, as well as linking up with different actors to be able to influence the reality of migrants. He said that his whole life he studied in Jesuit schools, so he had different experiences that allowed him to become interested in social work.
“Meeting people, hearing their stories was what got me,” he said. Since the missions were short on impact, she decided to perform volunteering for a year in Tijuana, at the Padre Chava Salesian Breakfast Room. This experience changed his life and moved him to create the student group Wings Without Borders. “Being in sync with them is my motive,” he concluded.
In his speech, Rossana Beltrán Rojas, president of the Home for the Homeless, ACwas defined as human rights defender. After thanking the Iberian Puebla the invitation, he commented: “We can always do something for others if we turn around and open our eyes around us, in the face of need”. He detailed that the migration implies a lot effort, work, suffering and politics.
He asserted that “knowledge commits”, so he invited the students to think about what commitment they take from the workshop, since it is not just about receiving a degree. Maybe tomorrow they will have to be migrants when they study a postgraduate degree, he said, for which he urged them to think “as human beings, how they would like to be received.”
Subsequently, the Master Arturo Gonzalez Gonzalez, SJdirector of Training and Accompaniment Center for Integral Development (Cefadi) and coordinator of the Jesuit Network with Migrants, commented that the ministry with migrants, “is a ministry of the crossroads”, since they work in the midst of the cultural, existential, misery, violence, human borders. The Jesuit Network with Migrants, he explained, is dedicated to providing accompaniment from Canada to Panama to the migrantYes, from country to country.
In turn, they focus on the search for missing migrants and have a shelter service, on the train route The beast. There they provide shelter, rest, hygiene and food to all those who come looking for help getting off the train. He stressed that they arrive dirty, beaten, tired: “The route robs them of human dignity, and when people arrive at the shelter, eat, sleep, rest and feel safe, life returns to them.” He said that people from all walks of life are needed to go help the shelters and give a little of themselves to make a difference in their lives.
About your experience at the hostel The Little House of Nazareth, He commented: “Migrants humanized me, because when they got off the train I was very happy; and when they climbed La Bestia my heart broke, because we didn’t know what was going to happen to them. I learned that that other and that other were my blood brothers and sisters. One grows and becomes more human”.
17 young people received proof of completion of the coursewhich was designed and coordinated from various areas of the General Directorate of the University Environment, the Human Rights Institute Ignacio Ellacuría, SJ, Community Development, Social Service and the Ignatian University Program; with the objective of training university leaders in migration from a comprehensive vision, based on the analysis of reality, with a focus on human rights and Ignatian Spirituality that generate and promote alternatives for social change.