CISPES Asks the Community to Join Delegation in El Salvador

According to the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador in the face of Trump & Co.’s white nationalist agenda, international solidarity is more important than ever.

“Not only do we need to strengthen cross-border relationships to fight the Trump agenda worldwide, our movements can learn a lot from the organizing strategies and tenacious struggle of El Salvador’s social movement.”

“This spring, we’re sending a delegation to accompany organized workers and the popular social movement at the massive International Workers’ Day March – can you join us?,” they ask the community who live in the Washington Metropolitan Area..

During the delegation, they will meet with movement leaders and members of the governing leftist FMLN party to:
• Understand the current social, economic and political context in El Salvador and the consequences of US foreign policy

• Hear first-hand about the impact of US attacks on migrants and refugees, including deportation and border militarization

• Visit new government projects to witness the FMLN’s vision for people-centered governance

• Learn about organizing strategies to confront corporate control and fight for structural change in the face of right-wing opposition
Dates: April 23, 2017 – May 4, 2017
Cost: $1,100 + Airfare (includes all food, lodging, transportation, and logistics). No Spanish language skills necessary, interpretation to English provided.

The application deadline is March 17. For more information, please call (202) 521-2510 or email [email protected]

If you’re interested, fill out the application here. CISPES strives to make our delegations accessible to people of all wealth and income levels. Partial scholarships and fundraising support are available. Click here to fill out a scholarship application.

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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