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Fall 2015 Speaker Tour!

We are thrilled to announce our October 2015 speaker tour with Alfredo Lopez from OFRANEH (La Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña/The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras).

Since the 2009 military coup, murders and attacks against Honduran human rights defenders have reached alarming levels. Indigenous communities, including the Garífuna, have been among those targeted. The U.S. continues to send tens of millions of dollars in Drug War aid to the Honduran police and military who have been involved in human rights abuses. Additionally, the U.S. backs neoliberal projects that lead to displacement and migration.

Alfredo López works with OFRANEH to protect and defend the Garífuna people’s right to their culture and their ancestral land on the Caribbean coast. Lopez will discuss his people’s struggle against the negative impacts of tourism and other mega-projects, and the role of state security forces—many of which receive funding from the U.S.—in their displacement. He will also describe how U.S.-backed projects and U.S. aid to the military and police contribute to violence and fuel Honduran migration.

Contact Elise Roberts at wfpumw@witnessforpeace.org to book an event in your community!


Confirmed Events:

Sunday, October 4th, 4 PM
Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E 17th Terrace
Kansas City, MO

Monday, October 5th, 7 PM
Shawnee Mission Universalist Unitarian Church
Lenexa, KS

Sunday, October 11th, 12:15
Mayflower United Church of Christ, Dining Room
Minneapolis, MN

Monday, October 12th, noon
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, WI

Monday, October 12th, 4:45 PM
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, October 13th, noon
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, October 13th, 7:30 PM
St. John's University. Quad 264
Collegeville, MN

Thursday, October 15th, noon
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN

Thursday, October 15th, 4 PM
College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN

Monday, October 19th, 7 PM
Viterbo University, San Damiano chapel
La Crosse, WI

Tuesday, October 20th, noon
University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, WI

Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30 PM
Marian University
Fond du Lac, WI

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 11:30 AM
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, WI




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