CONTENT WE LOVE
If you're interested in learning more about the dynamics of migration, check out the resources below.
"The Out Crowd" by This American Life
November 15, 2019
The podcast that started it all for Solidarity Engineering. This episode won the very first Pulitzer Prize awarded to a radio show. Covers the consequences of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy, from the Matamoros camp we worked in to the perspectives of border patrol officers.
No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Borders & Migration Across North America
The unidentified author of this book was a solidarity worker at the US-Mexico border for years. Working with the organization No More Deaths, they left water and supplies in the desert for migrants to find along their grueling journey north to the border. The raw personal anecdotes combined with thoughtful analysis of the greater dynamics at play make this a must read.
La Bestia: A collection of anecdotes depicting the real strenuous journey of many migrants fleeing the northern triangle
December 3, 2019
This story map explores La Bestia, the train commonly used by migrants to make their way north to the United States border. The dangers associated with this route cannot be overstated.
Leaving Place, Restoring Home: Enhancing the evidence based on planned relocation cases in the context of hazard, disasters, and climate change
As global temperatures continue to rise, climate change is becoming an increasingly important factor in migration studies. This publication co-authored by one of our podcast guests, Erica Bower, highlights strategies being researched so communities are not forcibly displaced in the face of an active disaster.
Higher education and STEM scholarships for Black and African American students
Solidarity recognizes both the importance of education and the fact that access to higher education is stratified within the United States. Here are some resources provided by Education Loan Finance (ELFI) to help Black students find general scholarships and STEM specific scholarships that can help lessen the burden of out of pocket expenses.