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Welcome Celebration for Freedom Fighter Oscar López Rivera

When: Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts • Boston

CANCELLED: Hugo Martinea Foreign Minister of El Salvador: on TPS

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 725 Commonwealth Ave. • Boston

"Contributions of the Salvadoran TPS population to US society"

sponsored by CISPES / Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (Boston)

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Alianza Americas: A Transnational Vision Rooted in Community

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting in Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge


Recognizing Ourselves in Today's Migrants and Refugees: The Need to Take Action Against Racism and jXenophobia

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Puerto Rico: P.R.O.M.E.S.A., Irma and María, and Independence

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Puerto Rico, presented by Jose Soler

Colonialism makes natural disasters worse. The only solution for Puerto
Rico is decolonization, reparations and independence. Aid without
sovereignty solves nothing.

sponsored by Center for Marxist Education

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Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico: Roots of the Crisis

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Branch Library • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

Cuba's International Literacy: Campaign for Human Liberation

When: Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Meet Cuban Literacy Teacher -- Griselda Aguilera Cabrere who will speak on the literacy campaign.

Griselda Aguilera Cabrere was one of the youngest volunteers in Cuba's historic literacy campaign of 1961.  Now retired from her career as an educator Griselda works with the Cuban Psychology Society's Working Group on Identity and Diversity, in activities to combat homophobia, racial discrimination, prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS, and violence against women and girls.

Sponsored by the July 26 Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba.


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Venezuela: Updates from the Streets

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston


Propaganda and revolution, imperial force and mass struggle, Venezuela is a contested nation. Cutting through sensational headlines, this community briefing features a firsthand report, an update on an innovative agricultural solidarity program, and organizing for a Boston delegation to the elections later this year. Join us for this lively conversation!

Chair - Padma Balasubramanian

Update - Jorge Marin

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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Pena celebrating International Human Rights & Global Migrants

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

As you know, the encuentro5 Peña was cancelled last month due to unforeseen situation. The program has been rescheduled for this month January. Please join encuentro5 community and friends to commemorate and celebrate and International Human Rights and Global Migrants Days (declared by the United Nations) in honor of Rosa Parks and Berta Cáceres, on Saturday January 13, 2018 7:pm 'til late. 9 Hamilton Pl. across from Park St. Station (Green/Red lines) and next to the Orpheum Theater

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Resisting the Right Wing Offensive: Lessons from El Salvador's grassroots

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:40 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Boston College • 9 Lake Street • Across from St. Ignatius on Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill • Newton

CANCELLED: Celebrate Resistance of Latin American indigenous peoples

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • near Park Street red line stop • Boston

Please join encuentro5 community and friends to commemorate  liberation struggles and celebrate the resistance of  Latin America, the Caribbean and Oppressed Indigenous Peoples on Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:00pm-Until Late.  9A Hamilton Pl.  across from Park St. station (Green/Red lines) and next to te Orpheum Theater/Únete a la comunidad y amigos de encuentros5  para conmemorar las luchas de liberación y celebrar la resistencia de América Latina, el Caribe y los pueblos Indígenas oprimidos el sábado 11 de noviembre del 2017 a las 7:00 p.m.

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Forum on Solidarity with Latin America-- organizing to meet the Trump threat!

When: Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston


Featured speakers: 

Denise Zwahlen--CISPES

Jorge Marin--Venezuela Solidarity Committee

Tito Meza-Proyecto Hondureno

MC --Jose Aleman--Former Salvadoran Consul to New England

Sponsored by CISPES and Democratic Socialists of America

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The Current Venezuela Crisis and its Impact on the African World

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Culture Cafe • 76 Atherton Street • Jamaica Plain

A talk by Jesus “Chucho” Garcia

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Cuban Writer Leonardo Padura tours the Boston Area

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00 pm to Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:30 pm
Where: Boston area colleges • Boston

Padura’s wide popularity is rooted in the series of noir detective novels he’s written, the first four of which have been made into films. The “Four Seasons in Havana” quartet is available on Netflix; it is being made into an English language series for cable starring Antonio Banderas.  Padura’s writing in general is deeply involved with Cuban history and politics.

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Cuba Revolution Day with Lee Schlenker, Witness for Peace

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuetro 5 • 9A Hamilton St. • Boston


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