Dignity Displaced, by Solidarity Engineering, is a podcast meant to bring voices from the field of humanitarian crises direct to you, with little to no filter.
Dignity Displaced focuses on explaining why so many people are making the dangerous journey to the southern US border and what exactly is happening at the border now through sharing stories directly from people living or working in humanitarian crises as well as interviews with experts, leaders, and advocates from all over the world.
The informal refugee camp in La Plaza de la República, which was once home to up to 3,000 people, was forcibly shut down by the City of Reynosa on May 2nd, 2022 displacing hundreds and resulting in the unfinished shelter that Solidarity has been working on, Senda 2, to be opened out of necessity. In this episode you'll hear Solidarity's field team explain day by day of what happened the week of the 2nd through a mixture of narration, interviews, WhatsApp messages, and sound clips from the field.
This episode is an update on the humanitarian crisis in Reynosa, Mexico and includes interviews with 10 women who have taken varying leaderships roles within this space
In this episode you'll hear from Chloe Rastatter and Christa Cook, the co-hosts of Dignity Displaced. They talk about their work on the US/Mexico border and answer the most frequently asked questions they get from reporters about who they are, what they do, and what its like being a grassroots organization at the border.
Continuing our mini series on why people are fleeing Guatemala, we were joined by author, lawyer, and human rights activist Jennifer Harbury. In this episode, we finish our interview with Jennifer who talks to us about how members of the CIA supported death squads went on to start some of the deadliest cartels in Latin America which now are a major root cause of Guatemalan migration to the US southern border.
Continuing our mini series on why people are fleeing Guatemala, we were joined by author, lawyer, and human rights activist Jennifer Harbury. In this episode, Jennifer talks to us about the US' involvement in the genocide and civil war in the Guatemala during the 80s and 90s and how the CIA documents she got released after 3 hunger strikes show the US' direct support members of death squads in Central America who went onto start some of the deadliest cartels we see today.
In recognition of November being Native American Heritage month we brought the conversation within our borders to talk about water access in the Navajo Nation where 30% of the population lives without running water. This episode includes stories from two Diné leaders who had to step up to confront the growing water crisis during the COVID lockdown and beyond.
In the light to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border, this episode includes interviews with an immigration lawyer, multiple humanitarian aid workers, and multiple asylum seekers in order to get an idea as to how the US/Mexico border has or hasn't changed with the change of administration.
This episode includes 4 interviews with Guatemalan indigenous leaders, youth protesters, and water rights activists. Together, these interviews will give you an idea of how the historic power imbalances, foreign investment, and the ongoing fight for human rights in Guatemala effects migration toward the US/Mexico border.
This episode focuses on how climate change has both sudden and slow onset effects on migration. It includes a conversation with an expert in the field as well as an aid worker who has focused the past 3o years on confronting water sacristy.
1. The Beginning of the End - Matamoros, Mexico
This episode of Dignity Displaced follows several asylum seekers at the Matamoros refugee camp as they describe their journey to the border, their expereince in the camp, and their reaction to President Biden's first steps to repeal the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).