Today on International Human Rights Day we continue to stand in solidarity with the People´s of Latin America. Perhaps more than ever, struggles are shared across Latin America and the US. The Amazon and Pantanal are burning; California and Colorado are burning. A corrupt populist threatens democracy in El Salvador; a corrupt populist threatens democracy in the US. All of these signs emphasize our shared struggle. There is nothing that more clearly expresses the shared nature of our current crisis than the coronavirus pandemic.
In lieu of our end of year potluck, we want to recognize our community of allies and supporters and invite you to our Quarantine Chatauqua.
- Friday, December 11th 6:00 pm.
- Zoom ID: 881 0575 7277
- If you prefer the zoom link, click here
Guest speaker: María Hamlin-Zúniga from the People´s Health Movement (PHM) “Lessons from resilient Central American communities fighting COVID-19 and hurricanes.”
Music by: Elena Klaver and Adolfo Romero.
Virtual Silent Auction with handcrafts from local artist, restaurant gift certificates, children’s books, wine baskets.
DJPC board member Preston Enright reminds us, Chautauqua (/ ? ? ? t ?? k w ? / sh?-TAW-kw?) was an adult education and social movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, showmen, and preachers. Bring your music, poetry, and testimonies of endurance during the pandemic and stories to celebrate holiday spirit.
We trust that you are all doing well and will join us Friday night to continue finding ways to support our local community and build international solidarity.