Meet Colombia’s Marcha Patriótica and Lazos de Dignidad November 10 – 25

Come hear representatives of Colombia’s  Marcha Patriótica (Patriotic March) and Lazos de Dignidad (Links of Dignity). The Patriotic March is Colombia’s largest Left movement for a just peace and a target of heavy repression, with over 60 of its leaders assassinated in just two years time. Lazos de Dignidad provides legal representation and human rights training for political prisoners and agricultural workers unions.

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Poster designed by Raquel Mogollón.

TOUR DATES AND PLACES:

  • November 10, 6pm, LOS ANGELES, CA:  Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, 2130 James W. Wood Blvd.  Sponsors–United Steelworkers, Local 675; Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and RECEN.
  • November 11, 7pm, SAN FRANCISO, CA: 2969 Mission Street.  Sponsors–Task Force on the Americas, Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition.
  • November 12, 6pm, SACRAMENTO, CA: Southside Park CoHousing, 434 T Street (at 5th), Potluck dinner at 6pm. Sponsor: Sacramento Action for Latin America (SALA)
  • November 14, 6pm, SOUTH TUCSON, ARIZONA:  Global Justice Center, 225 East 26th Street.  Sponsors–Alliance for Global Justice. Click here for Facebook page.
  • November 15, 4pm, PHOENIX, ARIZONA:  Colombia’s Marcha Patriótica and Lazos de Dignidad will be at the NAHUACALLI on Saturday October 15, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Charla, discussion, enlace, compartiendo el movimeinto de los Pueblos de Abya Yala. Colombia? after Columbus?? DECOLONIZATION and LIberation! MEJOR! Food and Musica! Pasen la voz!. Sponsor–Tonatierra.
  • November 17, 7pm, DENVER, COLORADO:  Auraria, Tivoli Center, ABC/Baerresen Ballroom, Room 320, 900 Auraria Parkway. Sponsor–Alliance for Global Justice. Click here for Facebook page.
  • November 19, 6pm, NEW YORK, NEW YORK:  32BJ Headquarters, 25 West 18th Street, Manhattan.  Sponsors–United Auto Workers Region 9A, NY Area CAP Council, SEIU Local 32BJ, Left Labor Project.
  • November 20, 1pm, NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Meeting with UAW locals, Manhattan.
  • November 20, 6pm, NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson Street, Manhattan. Sponsors–International Action Center, Alliance for Global Justice.
  • November 22, 7:30-8:45pm, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA for the SOA WATCH VIGIL AT FORT BENNING: A Visit with Colombia’s Marcha Patriotica, Room 211, Columbus Trade and Convention Center,  801 Front Street, Columbus, GA 31901.
  • November 25, MIAMI, FLORIDA: Time and Place TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 Gustavo Gallardo Morales is the Co-Coordinator for the International Commission of Colombia’s Marcha Patriótica, President of Lazos de Dignidad and a human rights lawyer.

July Henriquez

July Henriquez Sampayo is an organizer and lawyer for Lazos de Dignidad. She is an expert on “prison imperialism” and how the United States, with Colombian participation, is spreading a model of mass incarceration and repression of political dissent around the world.