Monday June 29, 7 – 9pm
Honduran Social Movements Mobilizing for Justice: Karen Spring
Location: New Hope Baptist Church, 124 21st Ave., in Seattle’s Central District
Potluck – bring something to share if you are able!
RSVP’s appreciated but not required. Event is FREE; donations appreciated.
Join us for a potluck and update on social movement organizing in Honduras from Karen Spring, a Canadian human rights activist and the Honduras-based Coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN).
Karen will share her analysis of the US role in Honduras pushing neoliberal reforms and opportunities for US companies, while contributing to the militarization and its failures (given the increasing homicide and drug trafficking rate) since the 2009 military coup.
Karen began working in Central America in 2008 and moved to Honduras permanently a few weeks after the June 2009 military coup. Karen and over 30 HSN member organizations across the United States and Canada support grassroots movements and communities defending their natural resources, territory, and rights, particularly those affected by policies of the U.S. and Canadian governments, transnational corporations, and international financial institutions. Karen previously worked for Rights Action in Honduras, and is an expert on Canadian mining and tourism interests, the source of many human rights violations in Honduras.
Co-sponsored by Community Alliance for Global Justice, Got Green?, LELO and Seattle CISPES – Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador.
For more information, please contact CAGJ: 206-405-4600.