Historical Background for the Causes of Mexican and Central American Migration

Presented by Gail Presbey, Professor, University of Detroit Mercy

Professor Presbey will discuss:
- A brief history of the ancient civilizations in present-day Mexico and Central America
- The impact of U.S. “Manifest Destiny” and the U.S.-Mexican War on these advanced cultures
- Overview of U.S. military and political intervention in the region throughout the 20th century
- Liberation Theology and the courageous efforts some trying to end the exploitation of the poor
- How poverty, unemployment and environmental destruction push migrants to leave home

Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00 pm live on Zoom.

Hosted by the Circles at Our Mother of Perpetual Help and Christ Our Light.

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