Milwaukee, October 12: Lessons from El Salvador: Organizing in Defense of Water & Life

Hosted by Young People’s Resistance Committee

423 W Bruce Street, Milwaukee, 4:30-6:30 P.M., Casa Romero Renewal Center

ABOUT THE EVENT
Join the Young People’s Resistance Committee this Thursday evening for an evening of international solidarity with organizers from El Salvador. Lauryn Gregorio and Zulma Tobar, representatives of the US-El Salvador Sister Cities Network, will join us to discuss the legacy of community organizing in El Salvador and current issues in the Salvadoran reality including transnational mining corporations, contamination from large scale sugarcane production, and migration. They will also share how their work has led to El Salvador’s recent success in becoming the first country to pass a law banning mining. Much of their struggle resonates with struggles here against mining, and for clean water and justice.

YPRC will be hosting a potluck starting at 4:30PM with the discussion starting at 5:00PM. We hope to see you there!

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Zulma Tobar and Lauryn Gregorio are the US-EL Salvador Sister Cities in-country coordinators. They work on issues of education, environmental justice, advocacy and community organizing with rural communities of El Salvador in partnership with the Association for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES). They have witnessed the power of community organizing in the country and its essential role in creating lasting structural change and social justice.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION 
US-El Salvador Sister Cities (USESSC) is a grassroots network of 17 cities throughout the U.S. working in solidarity with organized rural communities in El Salvador. USESSC works to connect and strengthen movements for social justice in the U. S. and El Salvador through accompaniment, education, advocacy, and by supporting the community organizing work of our partner organization, the Association for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES).

Learn more here: www.elsalvadorsolidarity.org

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