Members of the Honduran Resistance participating in a demonstration on the one year anniversary of the military coup which removed President Manuel Zelaya from office (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)
Thursday, December 20: School of the Americas Watch Report Back
December 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
WHERE: 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (2,3 Train to Grand Army Plaza, Q Train to 7th Ave./Flatbush Ave., F Train to 7th Ave./9th St.)
The “School of Americas” is a U.S. Army school which trains Latin American soldiers, and has been tied to human rights abuses. SOA Watch works to close this institution through peaceful protest, grassroots action and education. See: www.soaw.org.
There will be a report by participants in the Vigil, and a showing of the SOA Watch-produced film: “Somos Una America” (“We Are One America”).
Sponsored by: NYC SOA Watch, Brooklyn for Peace Latin America Committee and Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society. For more information, call Bernie, at: (917) 622-8482 or Rev. Tom Martinez at (718) 915-2600.
Oct 18, THURS: CineForo: Mothers of the Disappeared, El Salvador: 6:30–8:45 pm
Come to learn about Co-Madres, a grassroots group of Salvadoran women who have struggled independently for truth and justice for their missing and murdered family members for the past 35 years. You will learn about the history of El Salvador and the key role the United States played in their bloody civil war (1980-1992). You will also learn about the current work Co-Madres continues to do after 35 years of struggle. Prepare to be inspired by one of the longest-lasting grassroots women-run human rights groups in the hemisphere. The story of our sisters to the south is one of the most inspiring you will have the chance to hear!
We will view a 30-minute film about Co-Madres to give a historical orientation. Then, Friends of Co-Madres (a solidarity group for Co-Madres, based in NYC) will give a brief presentation about the current situation and work of Co-Madres today as well as solidarity work going on in NYC. Then there will be a period for questions and answers. Read the rest of this entry »
Reception for Mexican physician Juan Manuel Canales of Doctors for Global Health
On Tuesday evening, August 7, 2012 at, a reception was held for Dr Juan Manuel Canales.
Doctors for Global Health (DGH) is a private, not-for-profit organization promoting health care and health education world wide. Comprised of hundreds of medical professionals as well as students, educators, artists, attorneys, engineers and retirees, DGH initiates and implements projects in marginalized communities based on the commitment that health care is a universal human right. DGH volunteers build long-term relationships between people and communities to help find effective solutions to social justice issues as they impact the health and well-being of traditionally marginalized communities. Collaborations in El Salvador, Mexico and Uganda are on-going and need continued support.
Dr. Juan Manuel Canales is a Mexican physician who has worked in conflict zones of El Salvador and Mexico for the past thirty years. Since 1999, Dr. Canales has been working in Zapatista autonomous regions in Chiapas, Mexico. Closely identified with the mission of DGH, he is establishing community medicine and public health programs and training primary care health care workers.
Our neighbor, Dr Linnea Capps, is in the leadership of DGH. The Board has the difficult task of deciding where limited resources can do the most good. Your contribution will go directly into established projects in indigenous and campesino communities and help make possible the initiation of new projects
Party to send-off of the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba
A send-off party was held at Union SCIU 1199, 310 West 43rd Street New York, NY (in Manhattan) on Thursday, July 5. This special, 20th anniversary caravan will be delivering material aid to Cubans suffering under the US economic blockade. For more information: http://www.ifconews.org/CubaCaravan.
On July 28th for a fundraising fiesta in support of the Caravan in Prospect Heights Brooklyn. Details to follow.
Thursday, July 12th at 7PM, Juan Gonzalez (of Democracy Now and Daily News) introduces the film version of his bestseller about Latino immigration, Harvest of Empire.
The film will be shown at District Council 37 at 125 Barkley St (in downtown Manhattan) at 7PM. We will discuss the film at the next meeting of our Latin American Committee on July 18th (at 7PM). Call or email for location of the committee meeting.