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|El Salvador presentation|
|Date||Friday August 29|
|Time||6:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco|
|afisher800 [at] gmail.com|
|Address||800 Shields, San Francisco|
CISPES (Committee in Solidarity With the People of El Salvador) invites you to attend an evening program featuring keynote speaker, Claudia Liduvina Escobar, who is well equipped to articulate the crucial role of the labor and social movements in the Salvadoran transformative process. She is the Secretary General of the Workers Union at the Ministry of Labor of El Salvador (SITRAMITPS) and member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Caucus of the multi-sector union federation CONFUERSA.
Compañera Claudia will be joined by Angela Sanbrano, founding director of CISPES and President of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), and by David Bacon, writer, photojournalist and author of The Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Migration. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. We request a donation at the door of $10 to $30 on a sliding scale based on what someone can afford.
CISPES (Committee in Solidarity With the People of El Salvador) is holding its 15 National Convention in the San Francisco Bay Area this coming Labor Day week-
end. CISPES people from all over the country will discuss and decide what we must do to confront U.S. intervention and support the Salvadoran people in their quest for self-determination and social and economic justice.
The 2009 election of Mauricio Funes began the process of developing a government that serves the interests of the people. The victory this year of former FMLN commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén demonstrates the people’s commitment to continue and expand El Salvador’s transformative process. El Salvador’s labor and social movement will play a crucial role in the next five years mobilizing the popular force necessary to expand the transformations and to defend the new administration against the destabilizing attacks from the domestic and international right-wing. U.S. intervention has remained strong, if less politically overt.
The U.S. government continues to impose neoliberal economic policies like the public private partnerships to increase the profits of the transnational corporate class. Our role in CISPES is to stay the hand of U.S. imperialism to provide the political space for the Salvadoran people to achieve a democratic and just society.