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.
10. 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.
9. 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 leadership roles within this space.
8. FAQ with Solidarity Engineering
In this episode you hear from us! Dignity Displaced hosts and two of Solidarity Engineering’s founders, Chloe Rastatter and Christa Cook, talk about our work at the US/Mexico border. We answer the most frequently asked questions we get from reporters about who we are, what we do, and what it’s like as a grassroots organization at the border.
7. How the death squads became the cartels continued - Guatemala part 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.
6. How the death squads became the cartels - Guatemala part 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.
5. 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 lockdown and beyond.
Thank you for this excellent podcast, and for highlighting the leadership of women from diverse points of origin and so called “status.” The courage, humor, perseverance and love evident in the midst of life threatening challenges is astonishing. You do anyone who wants to know the truth of our border reality a great service. Adelante! At age 85, I hope to return soon to the Rio Grande Valley to do my little bit! Rosa