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Video Interview, Migrant Human Rights 🇲🇽 Espacio Migrante ☮️ Sarah Soto and Jessica Valcin

🎙️ On this episode, we speak with Sarah Soto and Jessica Valcin from Espacio Migrante, a Tijuana, Mexico-based grassroots organization who advocates for the human rights of migrants along the border, in Mexico. Over the last 15 years, the diversity makeup of the migrant demographic has rapidly evolved into an international mix of migrants from all around the world.

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About Espacio Migrante 🎬

Espacio Migrante is a binational community organization based in Tijuana, which works with migrant communities to promote access to Human Rights, such as education and health; provide comprehensive care and at the same time raise awareness in the community about the realities of migrants. Espacio Migrante has a shelter for migrant families, as well as a cultural and community center where migrants living in Tijuana can participate in community activities, educational programs, cultural events, and health and legal services. Learn more about Espacio Migrante by EspacioMigrante.org or sending an email to [email protected] and [email protected].

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Espacio Migrante es una organización comunitaria binacional con sede en Tijuana, que trabaja con las comunidades de migrantes para promover el acceso a los Derechos Humanos, como la educación y la salud; brindar atención integral y al mismo tiempo sensibilizar a la comunidad sobre las realidades de las personas migrantes. Espacio Migrante cuenta con un albergue para familias migrantes, así como un centro cultural y comunitario donde las personas migrantes que viven en Tijuana pueden participar en actividades comunitarias, programas educativos, eventos culturales y servicios de salud y legales. Conozca más sobre Espacio Migrante a través de EspacioMigrante.org o enviando un correo electrónico a [email protected] y [email protected].

About Sarah Soto 🎬

I am an Internationalist from the Autonomous University of Baja California, I was born and raised in Tijuana. Committed to the protection of human rights, I have collaborated in various social projects in Tijuana and Mexico City, related to the Right to Health, Labor Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Rights. I am co-founder of Espacio Migrante A.C., and I am currently co-director of the Shelter and Community and Cultural Center of Espacio Migrante. Contact Sarah at [email protected].

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Soy Internacionalista por la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, nací y crecí en Tijuana. Comprometida con la protección de los derechos humanos, he colaborado en diversos proyectos sociales en Tijuana y Ciudad de México, relacionados al Derecho a la salud, Derechos Laborales, Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos. Soy cofundadora de Espacio Migrante A.C., y actualmente soy codirectora del Albergue y Centro Comunitario y Cultural de Espacio Migrante. Comuníquese con Sarah en [email protected].

About Jessica Valcin 🎬

I am Haitian, I am 27 years old, I work at Espacio Migrante, where I support the community in activities related to their needs, such as providing information, assistance and contacting them with legal assistance; whose objective is to make migration visible, intercultural promotion and listen to them. Part of my job is to know more about the person or people that make up the migrant community, to have that empathy with their culture and how they are adapting to their receiving country. Becoming a more supportive person, knowing how to listen, serving the community, respecting their culture and their way of being. Contact Jessica at [email protected].

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Soy Haitiana, tengo 27 años, trabajo en Espacio Migrante, en donde apoyó a la comunidad en actividades relacionadas con necesidades que tengan, como proporcionar información, asistencia y contactarlos con asistencia legal; cuyo objetivo es visibilizar la migración, promoción intercultural y escucharlos. Parte de mi labor es saber más acerca de la persona o personas que integran a la comunidad migrante, para tener esa empatía con su cultura y como se va adaptando a su país receptor. Volviéndome una persona más solidaria, saber escuchar, servir a la comunidad , respetar su cultura y su forma de ser.
Comuníquese con J en [email protected].

Links Referenced in Interview 🎬

Reclaiming the Border Narrative / Reclamando la narrativa fronteriza

Cultural Festival Miradas Fronterizas / Festival Cultural Miradas Fronterizas

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Submit your film now to the next Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival which takes place on January 13, 2024 to share your work, reach your audience, and turn your dreams into reality.

Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD

Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD

Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD, Our Vision Chief Executive Officer 🎞️ earned his PhD in Texts and Technology, Digital Media at the University of Central Florida and his MFA in Film and Television from the University of California, Los Angeles. As a filmmaker, Dr. Odom has produced, directed, written, shot, and/or edited +500 short and long-form creative projects. As a Course Director at Full Sail University, Dr. Odom has supervised and developed an additional +500 student short scripts and films. A published author and domestic and international award-winning filmmaker and voiceover talent, Dr. Odom’s work has appeared in major cities worldwide, including Cannes, Berlin, Tel Aviv, New York, and Los Angeles. Connect with Dr. Odom on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherodom/