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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 at to book an event in your community!

Confirmed Events (more details to be announced)

Sunday, October 4th, 4:00 PM
Black Archives of Mid-America
1722 E 17th Terrace
Kansas City, MO

Monday, October 5th, 12:30 PM
University of Kansas
Sabatini Multicultural Center, OMA room
Lawrence, KS

Monday, October 5th, 7:00 PM
Shawnee Mission Universalist Unitarian Church
9400 Pflumm Rd.
Lenexa, KS

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 PM
University of Missouri
Tate Hall, Room 215, 519 South 9th Street
Columbia, MO

Wednesday, October 7th
St. Louis, MO

Thursday, October 8th, 6:00 PM
Meredith 101
Drake University
Des Moines, IA

Friday, October 9th, 4:00 PM
Grinnell College, Alumni Recitation Hall (ARH) 302
Grinnell, IA

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

Monday, October 12th, 12:00 PM
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, WI

Monday, October 12th, 4:45 PM
OLRI - 250
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, October 13th, 12:00 PM
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN

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

Wednesday, October 14th, 1:00 PM
Minnesota State University, Centennial Student Union (CSU), Room 201
Mankato, MN

Wednesday October 14th, 7:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN

Thursday, October 15th, 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN

Thursday, October 15th, 4:00 PM
College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN

Monday, October 19th, 7:00 PM
Viterbo University, San Damiano chapel
La Crosse, WI

Tuesday, October 20th, 12:00 PM
University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, WI

Tuesday, October 20th
Edgewood College
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

Friday, October 23rd, 1:00 PM
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Davies Center-Council Oak
Eau Claire, WI