Milwaukee, Oct. 7: El Salvador: In the Fight for Sovereignty & Social Justice

7 pm
UW-Milwaukee Curtin Hall – 3243 N Downer Ave.
Free, open to the public

The speakers:

Esmeralda Villalta has been working with The Association for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES), a grassroots organization made up of over 300 rural communities for the past 13 years. Esmeralda is the coordinator of the Cripdes regional team in the department of San Vicente and a member of the CRIPDES national board whose work has focused on training community leaders, natural disaster preparedness and women’s and youth organizing.

Alexandra Early and Estela Garcia  are the translators of the tour and coordinators for the Sister Cities network, which links 17 cities across the U.S. with organized communities in El Salvador as part of a movement of solidarity.

The issues:

The environmental and religious movement trying to save El Salvador’s people and fragile ecosystem, corporate irresponsibility by a Milwaukee gold mining company that has ruined the environment, fair trade vs. the CAFTA right for foreign investors to sue governments,
solidarity between Wisconsinites and Salvadorans against predatory mining corporations,
and more.

For info: Steve Watrous, 414-429-7567, Babette Grunow, 414-447-8369
Sponsor: Midwest Coalition Against Lethal Mining [MCALM]

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