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On Migration and Defending Natural Resources—Organizing Wisdom from El Salvador

When: Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Saint Peters Episcopal Church • 838 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Organizing Wisdom From El Salvador

US/ES Sister Cities will host a public event with  Bernardo Belloso, president of CRIPDES (the organization of the Salvadoran popular movement) and  Zulma Tobar, coordinator for US-El  Salvador Sister Cities.  Elena Letona, executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor, and local grassroots organizers, will also participate.

There are now more than 10,000 unaccompanied minors in holding facilities in the US, and 500 children still not reunited with their families. The violence produced by economic and judicial factors in El Salvador and US/Trump policies have contributed to critical challenges. Simultaneously, climate change is creating conditions of drought and flooding. Salvadoran grassroots organizers have spearheaded the unprecedented successful banning of metallic mining for the country and mobilized and supported organized communities for social, economic and environmental justice.

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