Days of Action in DC this April!
(Español aquí) This April, CRLN is excited to announce three different opportunities for our members to change U.S. foreign, trade and immigration policy. During this election year and with so many opportunities to push for change, we want to work with CRLN members more closely to build strategic opportunities for education and action on a whole host of issues affecting human rights throughout the hemisphere. Please contact us about any of the following opportunities to get engaged in the public policy struggles of 2016. We’re ready to work with you to make your participation as strategic as possible!
1. Ecumenical Advocacy Days, 4/15-4/18: For the past decade, CRLN has been a participating organization in Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD), which will be taking place this year during the weekend of April 15th-April 18th. The 2016 theme is “Lifting Every Voice: Racism, Class & Power” and is an exciting time to engage with the ecumenical and human rights community from across the country and the world. This theme and the workshops planned offer us a unique opportunity to deepen our understanding of oppression as we work to undo oppressions within our organization and in the world.
This year, CRLN will have less staff presence at EAD and during the traditional Monday Hill visits. EAD is an exciting opportunity to learn from and engage with experts from around the world on issues affecting human rights defenders everywhere. If you are interested in attending EAD and want to connect with CRLN there, please contact Celeste at email@example.com or at 773-293-2964.
2. SOA Watch Spring Days of Action, 4/14-4/18: CRLN’s partner organization, School of the America’s Watch, will be hosting their annual Spring Days of Action from April 14th-April 18th this year. Join SOA Watch for a concert, advocacy training, lobbying, direct action and more, including the next step in their campaign to pressure Vice President Biden for an Executive Order to close the SOA. The themes of these Days of Action include many issues directly related to the U.S. War on Drugs: the refugee crisis, forced migration, mass incarceration, police brutality and militarization at home & abroad, enforced disappearances among other issues. For more details, stay tuned to SOA Watch’s website or contact Arturo Viscarra, SOA Watch Advocacy Coordinator, at Arturo@soaw.org!
3. Days of Action Against the Blockade, 4/18-4/22: Many national and international organizations working to end the U.S. blockade against Cuba are gathering in Washington DC this April to learn from Cuban activists, lobby members of Congress and network with organizers from around the country and world. With the many recent changes in US and Cuban relations, this is a crucial time to keep up the pressure and push for an end to the crippling blockade! If you’re interested in attending the Days of Action Against the Blockade, please contact Marilyn at MMcKenna@crln.org or 773-293-3680.