Learning Circle, Focus Honduras:
Roots of Exile, Militarization, ICE and Asylum in the US
TUESDAY April 2nd 7:30PM
Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
Featuring Debbie Billings (Witness for Peace Honduras Delegation Member), Azadeh Shahshahani and Manzoor Cheema (Project South), Luis Garcia (asylum-seeker from Honduras), Nina Cano Richards (Cano Law LLC) and Laura Cahue (Grassroots Alliance for Immigrant Rights). Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Witness for Peace Southeast, Project South, Palmetto Luna Arts, Cano Law LLC and the Carolina Peace Resource Center
See also “Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis” Panel Discussion WEDNESDAY April 3rd 4PM-5PM at USC, Gambrell Hall, Room 431
Deportations & Forced Migrations:
The View from Honduras
with Neesa Medina
WEDNESDAY Oct 18th 7PM
Heyward Street United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
2501 Heyward St. Columbia, SC
Neesa Medina speaks on the impact of US foreign policy on Honduras. Since the 2009 military coup in Honduras, murders and attacks against Honduran human rights defenders have reached alarming levels. The U.S. continues to send tens of millions of dollars in aid to the Honduran police and military who have been involved in human rights abuses. In addition, the U.S. backs neoliberal projects that lead to displacement and migration.
Neesa Medina is a Honduran feminist sociologist and she currently works as a Security and Gender Analyst at CDM (Centro Derechos Mujeres/Center for Women’s Rights) in Honduras. At the national level, she has been active on the issues of violence against women, reproductive rights and women’s rights. She helped draft and present the Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and has testified as an expert on more than a dozen cases of women seeking asylum in the United States.
FREE and open to the public. Donations accepted in support of the speaking tour.
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Carolina Peace Resource Center
Witness for Peace-Southeast
Shut down the School of the Americas, a US army training facility implicated in human rights abuses in Latin America via the Latin American soldiers it trains.
Organizing carpools and lodging in Columbus, GA. Some departing FRI Nov 18, some SAT Nov 19. All returning SUN Nov 20 after the “Presente” march.
www.soaw.org for more info about SOA
SC to School of the Americas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=300288339998679
Want to go to Columbus, GA for the annual School of the Americas protest?