11 people, including 2 staff members and 1 board member from CRLN, traveled  February 28 – March 6, 2017 on a human rights accompaniment and fact-finding delegation to Honduras coordinated by CRLN’s local partner organization, La Voz de los de Abajo. Designed to accompany the 1 year anniversary commemoration events of the assassination of Berta Caceres, the delegation was invited by her indigenous rights organization, COPINH, to provide an international presence at a march in Tegucigalpa March 2 to the Supreme Court building and an all-day celebration of Berta’s life on her birthday, March 4, in the indigenous Lenca community of Rio Blanco. The delegation also met with organizations representing rural workers, the Garifuna people, a Jesuit radio station providing news coverage, teachers, doctors, feminists, protest singers, students and others. The resistance is still strong, even without Berta!  COPINH’s new chant is “Berta vive, vive! COPINH sigue, sigue!” “Berta is alive! COPINH will survive!”

Come join CRLN members to hear an update on post-

coup

Honduras in this election year in that country.

Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Place: La Parada, 2059 West 21st Street, Chicago (Pilsen neighborhood).   Near CTA Pink Line Cullerton stop

Event Date:
Sunday, April 9, 2017 –

15:00

to

17:00

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Join us! Únase a nosotrxs!


Travel with CRLN to the border, November 10-12!



SOA BORDER CONVERGENCE & ENCUENTRO 2017

CRLN will again take a delegation to Tucson and Sonora, AZ, and Nogales, MX, to participate in the US-Mexico Border Convergence, co-sponsored by SOA Watch. We reserved a block of hotel rooms and will arrange to rent a van for transportation between the cities in which activities will happen.

Scholarships are available!

This border mobilization is one more way to fight for the closure of the School of the Americas, and to work towards a world that is free of suffering and violence. We cannot forget that many of our immigrant brothers, sisters, and siblings are survivors of U.S.-sponsored atrocities in Latin America.

Join us!

Coordinate with CRLN to join or have your community join human rights activists, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, community organizers, migrants, faith communities, students and educators from across the Americas.


Will you go with us this year to call for an end to U.S. militarization, economic exploitation, and political intervention in Latin America and on the border?

Activities include a vigil at Eloy Detention Center, a vigil to close the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, a march to the border wall, forums and workshops, concerts, and more!

See below for details and a schedule.

To coordinate with us and join CRLN on the border, contact our Immigration Organizer, Cinthya Rodriguez at

crodriguez@crln.org

or 773-964-6252.


Interested in joining in the U.S.-Mexico Border Convergence this year?



REGISTER HERE & JOIN CRLN’S DELEGATION


SOA Watch Demands:

  • An end to U.S. economic, military and political intervention in Latin America and the closure of the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)

  • Demilitarization and divestment of the borders

  • An end to the racist systems of oppression that criminalize and kill migrants, refugees and communities of color

  • Respect, dignity, justice and the right to self-determination of communities

  • An end to Plan Mérida and the Alliance for Prosperity


Weekend Program:


Friday, November 10 – Tucson, Arizona

8:00am     Welcome &

Registration

11:15am   Community Lunch Gathering

12:30pm   Forums & Workshops

4:00pm     Caravan to Eloy Detention Center

5:00pm     Vigil at Eloy Detention Center

9:00pm     Evening Concert


Saturday, November 11 – Nogales, Sonora/Arizona

8:00am     Welcome &

Registration

8:15am     Gathering for March

9:00am     Veteran-led March to the Border Wall

11:00am   Community Lunch Gathering

12:30pm   Forums & Workshops

5:30pm     Social Gathering

8:00pm     Evening Concert


Sunday, November 12 – Nogales, Sonora/Arizona

8:00am     Blessing

9:00am     Puppetistas!

10:00am   Speakers & Musicians

11:15am

No Más, No More

Litany

11:45am

Presentes

1:00pm     Encuentro Closing

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