Justice for Migrants:
From Central America and Mexico to the Border
Wednesday, April 18th, 7pmHolyrood Episcopal Church
(at 179th St. & Ft. Washington Avenue, Washington Heights)
Eduardo Garcia, a national organizer of the School of the Americas Watch, will discuss the transnational solidarity being built around the Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos in Oaxaca, which is an initiative of more than 100 organizations grassroots and popular organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that seeks to monitor, document, disseminate, promote and demand the exercise of Peoples' Human Rights, Democracy and Social Justice from a perspective of construction and deepening of resistance, rebellion, memory and popular power.
Eduardo will show about 10 minutes of his documentary project, being co-produced with Samantha Demby, about the People’s Observatory and its caravan to the 2017 Border Encuentro in Nogales Sonora-Arizona, highlighting the importance of indigenous and women’s leadership in Observatory and its national and international solidarity actions. He will also talk about a delegation of observers for the upcoming Mexican elections, being co-organized by SOAW and the Observatorio, and how to be a part of it.
Sponsored by: NYC SOA Watch & NY CISPES. For more info., call 917-214-4870
From SOA Watch to the People's Human Rights Observatory
Thursday, April 19th, 7:00pm
War Resisters League
168 Canal Street, #600, Manhattan
(6, J, Z, N, R, Q, W trains to Canal Street)
The People's Human Rights Observatory is an initiative of grassroots and popular organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Palestine that seeks to monitor, document, disseminate, promote and demand the protection of Latin American communities Human Rights, Democracy and Social Justice from a perspective of constructing and deepening of resistance, rebellion, memory and popular power. This is an effort of more than 100 organizations, with representation from indigenous leaders, Nobel Peace Prize recipients, feminist groups, agrarian movements, academics and journalists. SOA Watch’s presence in the Observatory is the materialization of active solidarity with Latin American movements and an example of resistance against the oppressive systems perpetuated by the US imperialism. This collective effort is an example of the dignity that unites free peoples protecting their historic memory and autonomy.
With Eduardo ‘Lalo' García, Organizer with School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch), speaking against border militarization and for cross border solidarity