The College migrant worker advocacy group Juntos is partnering with the VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project to screen “Silenced Voices,” a documentary on migrant dairy workers from the Chiapas region of Mexico who have come to Addison County.
Migrant Farmworker José Obeth Santiz Cruz was killed in a farming accident in December 2009 in Vermont. The VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project sent a delegation to Mexico to return his remains and document his family and community coming to terms with his death and sharing stories about the causes, effects, and their experiences of migration. Their stories draw attention to the conditions and economic policies that force migrants from their homes in Mexico and suggest a need for a new dialogue about the root causes of migration.
The screening will take place Thursday, October 28th at 7pm in Twilight Auditorium. More information about the film and the organization behind the film can be found here.