Want to learn more? Request a copy of our resource list or check out the following links to our favorite (English-language) news sources and social justice organizations:
- Center for Exchange and Solidarity (CIS). Strengthens people-to-people ties through education, local development and social justice organizing.
- Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ).
- Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). A US-based organization dedicated to supporting the Salvadoran people’s struggle for self-determination and social and economic justice.
- Homies Unidos. Works in El Salvador and the US to end violence through gang prevention, youth empowerment and promoting human rights in immigrant communities.
- SHARE El Salvador. Committed to strengthening solidarity with and among the Salvadoran people in El Salvador and the United States in the struggle for economic sustainability, justice and human and civil rights.
- Voices from El Salvador. A blog providing first-hand information and analysis of El Salvador’s political and social climate.
- Desarrollo Sostenible Para Guatemala (DESGUA). A grassroots organization of
US and Guatemalan community groups that works toward economic and educational development in Guatemala.
- Guatemala Human Rights Commission. A US-based organization that monitors, documents and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala and advocates for victims of human rights abuses.
- MiMundo.org. An independent media alternative and photo blog by photojournalist James Rodríguez. This is primarily focused on Guatemala, but also covers other Latin American countries.
- Network in Solidarity for the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). Links people in the U.S. and Guatemala in the global struggle for justice, human dignity, and respect for the earth.
- Teaching Central America. A website with wonderful resources for raising awareness in the U.S.
- Latin America Working Group. A coalition promoting more just US foreign policy and fairer relations with Central America.
- North American Congress on Latin America. An organization committed promoting a more just US foriegn policy through journalism and media activism.
- Rights Action. An organization that funds community development and rights-based work in Mexico and Central America and carries out education and activism work with North Americans.
- School of the Americas Watch. An organization that works to close the School of Americas/WHINSEC, a US-run combat training school. Graduates of the school have been frequently implicated in human rights abuses in Latin America. SOA Watch has expanded its work in recent years to protest the militarization of the U.S./Mexico border, among other issues.
- Upsidedown World. A collectively run web magazine covering politics and activism in Latin America.
- Amnesty International. A link to their website covering human rights abuses in the Americas.
Immigration / Migration
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
- Reform Immigration FOR America.
- Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC).
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
Movement for Racial Justice
- Teaching Central America’s film list.
- When we were young. Interviews with children during the wars and again decades later (both El Salvador and Guatemala).
- Gold Fever. A film about mining in Guatemala, organizing and resistance in affected communities, and the role of international investments.
- Luis Argueta’s films abUSAdos, Abrazos, and The Silence of Neto.
- Mujeres de la guerra/Women of the War. A film highlighting the stories of women during El Salvador’s war and now.
- Finding Oscar. A film about the search for a young survivor of a massacre in Guatemala who was adopted by one of the soldiers.
- 500 Years. A film about the history of Guatemala and recent efforts for justice.
- Harvest of Empire. A film that ties the history of U.S. intervention in Latin America to current migration.