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On Migration and Defending Natural Resources: Organizing Wisdom From El Salvador

  • Saint Peter's Episcopal Church 838 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)

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On Migration and Defending Natural Resources: Organizing Wisdom From El Salvador

 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.

But more awareness and solidarity is needed.

Sharing from El Salvador:

Bernardo Belloso, president of CRIPDES (organization of the Salvadoran popular movement serving rural communities in defense of land, safety, environment and human rights.)

 Zulma Tobar Salvadoran coordinator for US-El Salvador Sister Cities. (A grassroots solidarity organization of people in the U.S. in partnerships with organized rural communities in El Salvador) . 

Discussion about local struggles with:

Maria Elena Letona, director of Neighbor to Neighbor rooted in Salvadoran solidarity with campaigns on Jobs Not Jails, Environmental Justice, Fair Share Tax, Voter Empowerment

Lena Entin, Toxics Action Center for a right to clean air and water, working side-by-side with communities to prevent or clean up pollution in New England.

Mina Reddy, Mothers Out Front – Cambridge. Mothers, grandmothers, and others working together to ensure a sustainable future for the generations ahead of us. 

Light refreshments served

Co-sponsors: Arlington-Teosinte Sister City, Boston Mobilization for Survival, CISPES, Grassroots International, Green Cambridge, MA Jobs with Justice,  Mass. Peace Action, Mothers Out Front Cambridge, Neighbor to Neighbor, Toxics Action Center

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