The public is invited to hear NPR reporter Armando Trull discuss the root causes of contemporary migration from Central America on Friday, April 1 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Marymount Universitys Reinsch Library Auditorium.
Trull, a senior reporter at radio station WAMU, will emphasize the effects of the U.S.-sponsored Civil War in El Salvador during the 1980s and the growth of criminal gangs there that were initially formed in Los Angeles. He spent time in 2014 and 2015 reporting from that country.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand about the ways gang violence and organized crime in El Salvador are driving contemporary migration to the D.C. metro area, said Dr. Matthew Bakker, an assistant professor of sociology at Marymount.
Trull covers the D.C. regions immigrant communities, as well as LGBTQ and social justice issues. His work on El Salvador and the surge of undocumented youth coming across the U.S. border has been shared on Telemundo TV and the newspaper El Tiempo Latino. Hes also worked for UPI Radios Spanish division and served as a correspondent for Univision TV and other major television and radio stations.
The event is part of the MU Sociology Departments Global Dialogue Series and is co-sponsored by The Center for Global Education and the Marymount DREAMers Club. For more information, contact Bakker by email.