Migration and Social Justice in Mexico
During June 2016 Carolyn Vilter spent three weeks conducting research in Mexico City and Tapachula, Mexico as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service at Georgetown University. Working with the Mexico City campus of the Universidad Iberoamericana, her research focused on better understanding how different stakeholders view and address the challenges associated with Central American migration through Mexico. Vilter conducted interviews with representatives of international organizations, government, academia, nonprofits, and direct service organizations, as well as migrants themselves. These conversations help reveal best practices for students and workers exploring this issue area, serving this population, and striving to move the national narrative on trans-Mexican migration forward.