UNICEF USA presents Children Uprooted: The Journey to Dallas
Recently, thousands of children and their families have fled extreme violence and poverty in the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and migrated North to seek shelter. UNICEF is the world's largest humanitarian organization for children and is committed to children before, during and after their migratory journey to refuge.
This event will include local North Texas artist Weeda Hamdan's collection, titled "Uprooted," as well as a panel conversation to highlight the root causes for departure for children in the Northern Triangle, the journey North and its impacts for children, and the City of Dallas' response to the crisis.
Featured panelists include Eitan Peled, Child Migration & Protection Program Manager, UNICEF USA; Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Esq, Director, City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs; Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Cedillo-Pereira, Director of the City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs established in March 2017; Bill Holston, J.D., Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas and will be moderated by Amy Miller, Director of Education, World Affairs Council Dallas/ Fort Worth.