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Join Miami Freedom Project, Paola Ramos and Krystina Francois for a screening of SHOWTIME/ VICE News’ “El Darien Gap”
In order to reach the US-Mexico border many migrants – predominantly hailing from the Caribbean and Africa – must go through El Darién Gap, one of the world’s most dangerous jungles. El Darién is a grueling 60-mile hike along the Colombia-Panama border. Through this trek, migrants don’t just encounter lethal wildlife, they are also vulnerable to being robbed by gangs and becoming victims of sexual assault and rape.
Krystina François (Office of New Americans)
Krystina François distills policy, systems, and opportunities for impact through storytelling, education, and strategy. As Executive Director of the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade, she spearheads an innovative initiative to bring legal and financial resources for immigrants out of the office and into the community. Krystina is a first generation Haitian-American who is driven by the desire to create opportunities for immigrants and BIPOC femmes to have a voice. She also serves on the board of The Black Collective and the Junior League of Miami.
Paola Ramos (VICE News)
Paola is a host and correspondent for VICE and VICE News, as well as a contributor for Telemundo News and MSNBC. Ramos was the former Deputy Director of Hispanic Media for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, a political appointee during the Obama Administration and also served in President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. She is the author of “Finding Latin-X: In Search of the Voices redefining Latino Identity,” published by Penguin Random House in October 2020.
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