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Jackson School student research named in family reunification story in El Salvador

February 24, 2016

Task Force Students in El Salvador
In 2015, Jackson School Task Force students interview Margarita Zamora, a staff member in Asociación Pro-Búsqueda, as part of Prof. Angelina Snodgrass-Godoy's research team in San Salvador. Outreach videos developed by the Task Force students aired on Mar. 29, 2015, to aid Pro-Búsqueda's international search for children separated from their families during the civil war in El Salvador.

In 2015, through on-site research and partnerships in El Salvador, a group of our students in our Task Force capstone course “Promoting Human Rights and Healing in the Wake of Civil War” made two documentary films aimed to reunite El Salvadoran parents of “disappeared children.”

The videos went public on March 29, 2015, on El Salvador’s ‘Day of the Disappeared Child’ anniversary.

On April 9, 2015, King 5 covered the story and interviewed a group of our students.

In 2016, child reunification for at least one mother has become a reality as documented in this article by the Asociación Pro-Búsqueda, and references the videos done in collaboration with our Task Force students.


Read the full article here