Brought to you by Solidarity Engineering, Dignity Displaced is a podcast meant to bring voices from the field of humanitarian crises directly to you, unfiltered.
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.
Day by day in a camp closure - Reynosa, Mexico
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.
One camp closes, another one opens... again? - Reynosa, Mexico
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
FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions with Solidarity Engineering
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.
How the death squads became the cartels continued - Guatemala Pt. 3
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.
How the death squads became the cartels- Guatemala Pt. 2
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.
Being without water during a pandemic - Navajo Nation
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-19 lockdown and beyond.
One camp closes, a new one opens - Reynosa, Mexico
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.
Guatemala Pt. 1 - Confronting climate change on stolen land
This episode includes four 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.
Climate change, the water crisis, and migration
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 30 years on confronting water scarcity.
The Beginning of the End - Matamoros, Mexico
This episode follows several asylum-seekers at the Matamoros refugee camp as they describe their journey to the border, their experience in the camp, and their reaction to President Biden's first steps to repeal the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).