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Friday, March 15, 2013

Chavez, Haiti and African Americans

"Last week, after the passing of Venezuelan president Hugo Ch├ívez, Haiti declared three days of national mourning."  

Solidarity in part due to US involvement in a 2002 coup against Chavez. 

"As detailed in a 2004 investigation by Mother Jones, the International Republican Institute was active in both organizing and training those involved in the 2004 coup in Haiti as well as opposition factions before the 2002 coup in Venezuela"... http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/relief-and-reconstruction-watch/chavez-in-haiti-a-clear-alternative-to-the-international-community

The United States Government is a global political power, more than willing to use it to disrupt political movements and power, abroad and at home.  

Join InSolidarity and Black Alliance for Just Immigration, April 4, 2013 and learn about US power in Haiti and our plans for investigating and sharing struggle!
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Raising Up For Haiti
Fundraiser for June 2013 Delegation to Haiti

with Pierre Laboissiere of Haiti Action Committee,

a performance by Vukani Mawethu Choir,

Film viewing, "Where Did the Money Go?"

April 4, 2013
7:30pm-9:30pm

Resurrection Lutheran Church
397 Euclid Ave
Oakland, Ca

Sliding Scale Donation Requested: $15 -$25

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

InSolidarity 2013: An Introduction


Hello!

InSolidarity is a two-way exchange that combines education, international travel, and cultural immersion to deepen civic engagement of low-income youth of color.  

Inspiration for InSolidarity came from six years of participating and working in International Education programs.  After several challenging conversations and bouts of frustration I saw a serious need for international travel and grassroots organizing to intentionally connect.  By addressing two major gaps in International Education programs, InSolidarity will add to a growing global movement for social justice.  These gaps are:

  • the exclusion/lack of participation by low-income people of color
  • lack of programing that address current global issues and actions  
Addressing these will address these gaps through targeted recruitment, grassroots fundraising and through a Popular Education based curriculum. 

InSolidarity is currently developing Participatory Action Research (PAR) curriculum.  PAR is vital to cross-cultural exchanges as it fosters cooperation, participation, equity, critical thinking and cultural responsiveness.  Through the use of a variety of activities (play, journaling, mapping, dialogue, music, reflection, research), participants will identify parallel struggles with their host country and engage in personal, civic and academic activities intended to have global impact.  

     2013 is the birthing year for InSolidarity.  With the program and curriculum drafted;  we are eager to incorporate, build funds, community and trip leading skills.  

2013 Goals!
Incorporate

Raise $6000 from Do Something Series 
(http://insolidarityjournals.blogspot.com/2013/01/do-something-starts.html)

Build the InSolidarity community

Host delegations to Haiti, England and from Brazil.

Coming Up!
Help us raise funds for a delegation to Haiti with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
Participate in the Do Something Series, classes, events, workshop and trainings to raise awareness, health and money!

Raising Up for Haiti
Consciousness Raising Fundraiser
April 4, 2013 
730pm-930pm
397 Euclid Ave
Oakland, Ca

Restorative Yoga 
Every Thursday from 6pm-7pm
397  Euclid Ave
Oakland, Ca

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