Café Simpatico presented an exhibition of Arpilleras, textiles that tell the story of life in Chile from the time of the Pinochet dictatorship to the present time of social uprising and the demand for a new constitution and enshrined human rights. Much of the current activism has been suppressed by the government in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nicaragua Sandino Vive! Delegation, Sept 25, 2020 Presented By: Kay Gimbel Cooperatives, campesinos and the coup. In search of the truth about a much-maligned people. This Zoom presentation will start at 7:30 PM PDT
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Co-sponsored by: Central America Support Committee Mining Justice Action Committee
EL PORVENIR : A SELF-SUSTAINABLE VISION FOR ORGANIC FOOD SECURITY
an illustrated presentation by Álvaro Moreno
Learn how small organic producers are
securing self-sustainability and food security for their region. Alvaro will
also discuss the impact of the peace accords in community development in
Colombia. “El Porvenir” is a Spanish term that has no translation into English.
It basically means “The way forward” or “A vision for the future”.
In May 2019, Álvaro completed a
one-year placement in Colombia with Cuso International. He worked as an
Organizational Development Advisor for Fruandes, a small, fair trade, organic
enterprise exporting dried fruit to the US, Canada, and Europe. Álvaro also
helped Fruandes develop a strategic plan, and assisted a small cooperative of
organic farmers start an inspiring agro-eco-tourism plan to promote
self-sustainability and food security.
Doors open 7 pm Live music 7:30 pm Presentation 8 pm
Local internationalist and long time CASC member Kevin Neish will give an illustrated talk and lead a discussion about his 30 years of work as a human rights defender in Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Palestine, theUnist’ot’en Camp and four Freedom Flotillas to Gaza. In particular he will talk about the use and abuse of “white/class privilege” in solidarity work.
Music by Grupo Raices
The roots of Latin American music with musical director, composer and guitarist Diego Barrientos; Alberto Callo on percussion and vocals; and Chrissie Forster on vocals, flute and guitar.
7pm – doors open 7:30pm – music 8pm – presentation
1625 Fernwood Road Fernwood Community Association
Admission by donation Refreshments and fair trade organic coffee
World Community and Cafe Etico Journey to several organic coffee farms in the jungle highlands of Nicaragua (the source of World Community Coffee and Cafe Etico.) Farmers discuss how their fair trade arrangements with the co-ops have brought some security to their families. The film also follows the process of both cacao and milk production of what is considered the poorest country in Central America.
The film will be followed by discussion with Steve Stewart of CoDev of Vancouver.
Admission by donation.
Doors at 7pm Music at 7:30pm Presentation at 8pm
Refreshments and Nicaraguan Fair Trade Coffee available Presented by: The Victoria Central America Support Committee
Tourism in the Peruvian Andes: Marketing Spirituality and Romance
An illustrated talk by Dr. Karoline Guelke, University of Victoria, Department of Anthropology
Based on her fieldwork, Karoline will address the problems of
inequality, cultural appropriation, and more, associated with tourism in Latin
America. Benefits of tourism, as expressed by local people, will also be
discussed. The presentation will be accompanied by slides from Dr Guelke’s
CASC is fortunate to host this outstanding speaker Monday March 18, at Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood Road. Doors open at 7 pm Presentation at 7:30 pm
Lucia’s talk will centre on the general political context in Mexico and the challenges faced by indigenous movements.
Lucia is an Indigenous Nahuatl, from the central zone of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, a teacher of indigenous education since 2002. She has actively participated in the foundation of the Democratic Movement of Teachers in Veracruz – MMPV- and is currently a political leader collective “Totlahtol Yoltok”.
Lucia’s talk will centre on the general political context in Mexico and the challenges faced by indigenous movements. Lucia is an Indigenous Nahuatl, from the central zone of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, a teacher of indigenous education since 2002. She has actively participated in the foundation of the Democratic Movement of Teachers in Veracruz – MMPV- and is currently a political leader collective “Totlahtol Yoltok”.
Trade Coffee Admission by donation