Solidarity with the Honduran Resistance Movement
Sunday, March 20
The Left Forum, Pace University, New York City
10am to 11:50am
- Anjana Samant- Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
- Alfredo Lopez—OFRANEH, the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras
- Annie Bird—Rights Action
- Laura Raymond—Center for Constitutional Rights
Since the 2009 coup d'etat, wide sectors of Honduran society have been politicized through grassroots organizing to form a diverse opposition to the coup regime. The political repression this resistance movement has faced has been severe; scores of political murders have taken place and resistance leaders report constant surveillance and threats. Yet this situation has been virtually ignored by much of the world outside of Honduras, and the United States continues to support the regime financially and politically. Come join OFRANEH, Rights Action and the Center for Constitutional Rights at this action-oriented panel discussion to learn about the struggle in Honduras, particularly in the coastal region of the Garifuna people where the struggle for land rights has intensified after the coup. The panel will provide an overview of current international solidarity efforts to support the Honduran resistance movement, including an international accompaniment project.
This panel is part of the Left Forum and registration to the Left Forum conference is required.
Location: Pace University, Lower Manhattan. When you arrive at Pace University all pre-paid attendees, unregistered attendees and panel speakers should go to the Spruce St. Courtyard to register and pick up your conference materials. A map of the Pace University New York City campus is available here: http://web.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=16157