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-
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