October 30, 2010

Colombia solidarity, from Duluth to Ft Benning

Area students and human rights activists are gearing up to join a major international protest against the School of the Americas in just three weeks! Carpools are leaving the Twin Ports for Ft Benning, Georgia on Nov 18th and 19th, most returning the evening of the 22nd. If you're interested, check out one of these carpool info sessions:

* CSS students only: Tuesday, Nov 2, 6pm at the Center for Just Living (T25)
* UMD students only: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6pm K323
* Everyone else: Thursday, Nov 4, 6pm at the Center for Just Living (College of St Scholastica, Tower 25. Enter by Mitchell Auditorium parking lot)

If you can't make the trip, you can still hear one of the protest's keynote speakers, Father Jesus Alberto Franco, right here in the Twin Ports. This courageous Colombian human rights defender is defying threats of death to speak to us about the effect of US meddling in his country:

We Reap What We Sow:
Understanding the Impact of US Involvement in Colombia

with Padre Jesus Alberto Franco
Wednesday, Nov 3
3pm, UW Superior Old Main 316
7pm, College of St Scholastica Science Auditorium
Thursday, Nov 4
noon, UMD Library Rotunda
7pm, Peace United Church of Christ (1111 N 11th Av E)
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Witness for Peace--Upper Midwest

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