The event, sponsored by Latinos Unidos, a UW-Stout student organization, is free and open to the public.
“Whether in Nicaragua or in exile, Nicaraguans use art and performance to raise awareness concerning the violation of human rights in their country,” said DeGrave.
She will address what the word authoritarianism means in the context of today’s Nicaragua, ruled by President Daniel Ortega, as well as how the political and humanitarian crisis of April 2018 impacted the country.
Through the first six months of this year, a record 111,000 Nicaraguans seeking asylum were encountered entering the U.S., compared with about 51,000 in all of 2021.
In September, U.S Customs Border and Patrol Commissioner Chris Magnus said, “Failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba are driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters at the southwest U.S. border.”