Honduras Delegation Report-back on October 22, 2011

Biblioteca Popular del Barrio

1921 South Blue Island Avenue, Pilsen from 5-8pm

Join Corinthian Davis of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN), Vicki Cervantes from La Voz de los de Abajo and Chicago resident Buddy Bell as they report findings from recent human rights delegations to Honduras.

 

Since the June 28, 2009 Honduran coup d'etat that ousted democratically elected President Mel Zelaya at gunpoint, there have been more than 200 political assassinations of members and leaders of the popular resistance front known as the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular (FNRP).  The FNRP is comprised of campesinos, trade unionists, teachers, and members of the GBLTI community as well as numerous independent journalists.  In the face of these atrocities, the resistance movement continues with plans to participate in the 2013 elections, ongoing mobilizations, grassroots organizing and a lively debate as it pursues a path decided by the Honduran people.

Vicki Cervantes and Corinthian Davis participated in an emergency delegation this past September.  The delegation traveled to the Aguan Valley of Honduras, the site of recent killings of campesino leaders. Even now, police/military raids of Aguan Valley campesino communities have left dozens dead and hundreds as internal refugees. 

Come hear about the human rights crisis in Honduras as well as the role of U.S. policy in supporting the militarization and violence against the Honduran people. Find out what you can do here in the United States to support the Honduran resistance movement for a democratic Honduras.  Please join us!