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Event on Organizing in East Timor
Date Friday June 25
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
United Presbyterian Church
112 E. Beach Street, Watsonville (enter through the parking lot behind the Cabrillo College parking lot; X Trafton and Union)
Event Type Speaker
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FRIDAY June 25, 2010
6:30-8:30 p.m.
at the United Presbyterian Church
112 E. Beach Street, Watsonville (enter through the parking lot behind the Cabrillo College parking lot; X Trafton and Union)

We will have a light meal. You may contribute food if you wish.

Speakers: Curt Gabrielson, Director Watsonville Science Workshop, previous instructor at National University of Timor-Leste and Pamela Sexton, East Timor and Indonesia Action Network

A Luta Continua… The Struggle Continues…

On May 20th, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor) celebrated its 8th anniversary as a sovereign nation. A survivor of 400 years of Portuguese colonial rule and 25 years of an internationally-supported genocide, Timor-Leste is the newest and poorest nation in Asia. It continues to face huge challenges to genuine independence including struggles to defend its rights to offshore oil reserves, to protect itself from the debt trap, and to develop curriculum that is not simply neo-colonial drivel.

Come learn more about current issues in Timor-Leste from two locals—Pam Sexton and Curt Gabrielson—who spent last year in Timor- Leste and will soon return to work with grassroots organizations. Curt will be providing teacher training in hands-on, culturally relevant science and math. Pam will be working with a national women’s organization and a solidarity organization that monitors international players in Timor.

These are free events co-sponsored by IF and the Pajaro Valley Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
Tax-deductible donations to support Curt and Pam’s work in Timor-Leste can be made out to IF (write “Timor-Leste” on check memo line.)

For more info, check with me, call Pam at 831-724-8051, or email Barbara at barbara [at] greybird.com.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 16th, 2010 10:55 AM

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