Central American Youth Leadership Conference 2016
Youth in Seek of Peace and Prosperity Dec. 2, 2016
December 2, 2016 from 9AM -5PM
California State University Los Angeles Student Union
5154 State University Dr. Los Angeles CA 90032
Homies Unidos is inviting you to participate in our second Central American Youth Leadership Conference tittle, “Youth in Seek of Peace and Prosperity” to formally welcome our Central American Refugee (CAR) youth to our community to connect them with resources that will address their trauma around the social determinants of health.
In 2014 we had over 67,000 CAR arrived in to the United States seeking refuge from their countries in Central America who have been engulf in violence. This year Los Angeles has been receiving thousand more of this youth as they reunify with their families or sponsors.
Youth have been dealing with violence since they lived in their country of origin, which forced them to migrate. They embarked in a dangerous journey through Mexico, and ended up incarcerated in the U.S. detention centers, after that the Immigration Enforcement Agency reallocated them into Refugee Centers until they were finally released to their parents/legal guardians. But their hopes and dreams of starting a new life free from violence have been challenged during a complex transitioning and integration process; when they unified with their family or relatives they had not seen in over a decade, new schools where they didn’t know anyone nor the language and feel alienated and the reality that many of these neighborhoods they came to live in are also struggling with violence. This adds to their anxiety, depression, and PSTD.
Many of these youth are falling victims of crime in these communities they are now calling home. Homies Unidos is working to help these youth integrate into their communities, homes and schools, but there is much more work to do.
We invite you to come and learn about the work community organizations are doing to protect these youth and how you can be a lending hand to help these you feel welcome in a strange country.
Event Page: REGISTER (Registration will open in a October))
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