Upcoming CRLN Fall Events!

CRLN Fall Events

September 10, 2017, 3pm: Meet Donaldo Zuniga

director of the COMAL network, an organization comprised of rural communities in Honduras that work to promote fair and sustainable agriculture and marketing. Donaldo is in Chicago to discuss social movements, economic solidarity, food sovereignty and human rights. Click here for more information. RSVP to Sharon at the CRLN office, 773-293-2964, 773-293-3680, or shunter-smith@crln.org for location, public transportation and parking information.

 

September 23, 2017, 1-5pm: Pedal for Peace

30th annual bike-a-thon to raise funds for health, education, legal aid, and community organizing efforts in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Chicago. For more information, click here. To register as an individual or as part of a team, click here. Organizing together transnationally, we can cooperate in making healthcare, education, legal aid, and affordable housing available to more people.

 

October 9-10, 2017: Alex Escobar Prado

activist, educator, and member of the Guatemalan environmental justice organization Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID). Born out of the struggle for community self-determination and resistance to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala, JODVID uses the arts and popular education to mobilize youth in local and regional movements to protect the environment and defend territory. Event times and places are in process of confirmation; information will be posted here.

 

October 24, 2017, 12-2pm: CRLN Annual Luncheon “Constructing Peace in Colombia: A Feminist Vision”

Speaker: Carol Rojas, Feminist Antimilitarist Network

 

The Colombia Peace Accords, while a step toward peace, face many challenges. Illegally armed groups have escalated attacks against social movement leaders. People displaced by violence lack work, education and healthcare and continue to suffer the psychological effects of war.  To build the peace in Colombia in this difficult time, the Feminist Antimilitarist Network uses popular education to promote demilitarization and the eradication of systems of oppression based on sex, class and race. They believe that this transformation of communities supports the construction of peace. For more information and a link to order tickets, visit our website at http://bit.ly/CRLNpeace.