Friday, September 29, 2017

Join WFP, SOA Watch, COPINH & More at the Border Encuentro Nov. 10-12!

September 28, 2017
This year, from November 10-12, Witness for Peace staff, along with human rights activists, torture survivors, anti-war veterans, students, families, union workers, artists, and educators will converge in Eloy-Tucson-Ambos Nogales for the SOA Watch Border EncuentroRegister for the Encuentro HERE!

We hope you'll join us and our partners SOA Watch for three days of vigils, workshops, rallies (including at the Mexico-US border), music, and other collaboration to deepen the resistance against US-led militarism and other harmful policies throughout the Western Hemisphere.

WFP will be hosting a happy hour, to connect with our teams from around Latin America, meet our grassroots organizers from across the US, and learn more about our work on both sides of the border.  Join us on Saturday, November 11th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Quality Hotel Americana in Nogales, Arizona: 639 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ, 85621.

Here's just one of the speakers (a partner of both WFP & SOAW) who'll present at the Encuentro:

Since 2014, Gaspar Sánchez has served on COPINH's leadership team as the Sexual Diversity & Rights Equality Coordinator. COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) is the first Indigenous organization in Latin America to establish LGBTQI+ issues as a pillar of its work. Gaspar is a popular educator who works to shape the next generation of young Indigenous leadership, and serves as a spiritual guide for the Lenca people in their collective efforts to recuperate historical memory through the processes of life, land defense, and ancestral practices. Gaspar has represented COPINH all over the world: from Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, and Brazil, to the United States and the United Nations. He will be on tour throughout the US this fall--including with WFP in the Great Lakes, Midwest, and New England regions.

See you at the border in November!

In solidarity,
Witness for Peace

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