Webinar Series

The SOA Watch movement began as a response to the call of solidarity to the people affected by the political, economic, and military US intervention in Central America during the 1980’s and 1990’s. However, the patterns of violence and forced migration established during the dirty wars of the 20th century have continued unabated. How do we respond to this reality? How do we build a shared analysis?

In order to respond to these questions and create bonds of solidarity and resistance, SOA Watch invites you to participate in a series of webinars leading up to the 2018 Encuentro, this November 16-18, to listen, learn and stand up in active solidarity with communities that challenge the militarization of the border. All of our webinars are free and open to the public. They will be posted to our website after each webinar.

We are excited to announce the first webinar of our 2018 Webinar Series, “Justice for José Antonio & all victims of Border Patrol violence” on Friday, May 25, at 8:00 pm ET. During this session we will talk about the solidarity movement that demands justice for José Antonio, for all victims of Border Patrol violence, and to stop the impunity that benefits Border Patrol violence.

José Antonio was 16 years old when he was killed by Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz on October 10, 2012. After 5 1/2 years, José Antonio’s family has courageously unmasked the culture of impunity of the US Border Patrol. At least 97 people have been killed by US Border Patrol agents in the last 15 years.


Watch or listen to our 2017 Webinar Series!

    • Webinar I: “From Ft. Benning to the Borderlands”
      During this first conversation we talked about the history of SOA Watch, the militarization and resistance at the borderlands, and the importance of challenging US-led border imperialism. Below is the full recording:


    • Webinar II: “The Many Borders of the United States: The Expansion of U.S. Border Militarism”
      During this Webinar, we talked about Plan Merida and Plan Frontera Sur in Mexico, the Human Rights Crisis in Honduras, the Alliance of Prosperity in Central America, and the devastating impact  on local communities, as well as migrants and refugees. We also looked at how these interventionist policies are part of the expansion of US Border Militarization to the Americas. Below is the full recording:


  • Webinar III: “The Politics of Migration and Latinx Resistance to the Homeland Security State” 
    We discussed 
    the political context and strategies concerning local, state and national immigrant rights movements, as well as the racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric in the United States. Below is the full recording: