Delegation to Honduras (June 24- July 1, 2010)

This message was originally released by the Quixote Center.

The people of Honduras request our accompaniment as they mark the first anniversary of the coup d’état and emergence of the Honduran Resistance Movement. After one year of relentless repression, the resistance movement is strong, resilient and advancing the dream of social change.

Tragically, repression remains strong as well. Yesterday, as a delegation of Honduran lawyers testified about human rights abuses before the Interamerican Human Rights Commission of the OAS in Washington DC, a group of hooded men entered a middle school in Tegucigalpa, assassinating a teacher, who was riddled with bullets at close range in front of his colleagues and students.

On June 28th, the people of Honduras will show their determination to continue resisting the coup by holding a national consultation – where people will cast their vote on the question of holding “National Inclusive and Popular Constitutional Assembly.”

The Quixote Center Accompaniment Delegation will serve as observers to this process, reporting on what we find and providing alternative voices to the Honduran and U.S. media.

Estimated Cost: The cost of the trip will include RT airfare to Honduras, plus $700 for in country expenses (food, lodging, transport, program set up, translation etc)

Participants: Those interested in participating should have some experience traveling in a developing country or zone of conflict and ability to manage stress in a fluid situation. Spanish is helpful but not essential. Participants are encouraged to engage in advocacy work following the trip. For more information and to apply, contact Jenny Atlee