Ni un paso atrás: Salvadoran Women at the Forefront of Struggle

The DC Chapter of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, La ColectiVA and their allies invite the local community and other allied organizations to join a convention “Ni un paso atrás: Salvadoran Women at the Forefront of Struggle” to be held at: St. Sthephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Columbia Heights on Friday, August 30 at 6 p.m.

CISPES organizers from different local chapters gather here in DC this year for the national convention, where they will be building skills in community and making important decisions about the future of their work.

The kick-off community event is a special opportunity for the local community to learn more about the solidarity work as well to hear directly from powerful Salvadoran activists that are in town and will accompany the convention process.
 
“The long legacy of Salvadoran resistance in the face of colonial, imperialist, and capitalist exploitation guides today’s struggles against escalating attacks. The Salvadoran and global elite continue to push the same kinds of destructive profit-driven economic and political models that their predecessors pushed during the country’s military dictatorships and the Salvadoran social movements continue to fight back”, said the organizers.
 
“It is important for us to honor and support the revolutionary struggle so many lost their lives for. While in the U.S., xenophobia is the rule of the day and the inhumanity migrants have faced for decades worsen and become more visible, Salvadorans continue to fight for a dignified life in order to be able to remain in El Salvador’, they added.
 
This event will be a night of community learning to build local and international solidarity. They will be joined by water defense and labor rights activistas and feminist political leaders from El Salvador and by local Guatemalan activist and co-founder of La ColetciVA, Yolanda Corado Cendejas, who will also be sharing about their important anti-gentrification and immigrant rights work at the local level. 
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They will also focus on community building and healing through visual and performing political art and reflection.
 
What you can expect, aside from hearing from powerful mujeres and community dialogue:
**An ofrenda and invite attendees to contribute with flowers, candles, photos and reflections honoring human rights and environmental activists and migrants who have been killed in their fight for a better world for all of us
**CISPES historical political poster archive on exhibit
**Musical performers and poets. 
**Free food 
**Interpretation into Spanish and English.

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA.Com (MLN). Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia (UDC). Email: [email protected]

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