The Latin America Solidarity Coalition has endorsed the November Vigil to Close the SOA and Resist Militarization from November 18-20, 2011 at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. We are calling on solidarity activists to converge at the gates of Fort Benning to speak out against oppressive U.S. foreign policy.
Click here for more information about the vigil, workshops, nonviolent direct action and more.
For over 200 years the United States, with its military, has been interfering in the internal affairs of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. We want that to end! So on Invasion Day (Columbus) Weekend we will hold a series of events and actions centering around the U.S Southern Command in Doral Florida, just to the west of Miami Florida.
We are inviting groups and organizations to co-sponsor and participate in this national event. This weekend of education, entertainment, and protest, with groups from all over the country, grew out of last April’s conference on Latin America that was held in Washington DC.
From SOA Watch
On Sunday, April 10, hundreds marched to the White House, where 27 human rights activists were arrested when they staged a die-in on the White House sidewalk to call attention to thousands of Latin Americans who were murdered by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas. The march to close the SOA and to resist militarization included torture survivors, union workers, educators and students from across the Americas. Marchers carried banners, flags and large puppets, including a 14-foot tall Mother of the Disappeared with them to the White House. Check out the photos of the march to the White House and the Nonviolent Direct Action by Ted Majdosz and by Linda Panetta.
LASC Anti-Militarism Conference at a Glance
Below is the full conference schedule including plenary speakers and workshops. Some workshop titles may change. Visit www.lasolidarity.org before the conference to see any last minute changes.
Friday, April 8
3-5pm Special delegate reception hosted by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (RSVP required to Chuck@AFGJ.org)
6-9pm Opening Plenary, American University Ward Circle Bldg.
Live Music! Son Jarocho music from Cosita Seria and alternative acoustic music from Colleen Kattau Continue Reading »
The Puppet Underground has joined the LASC in support of the demonstrations, conference, and the birth of a world without militarism. Together with the DC51 street arts collective they’re working to build the “art-tillery” for the conference and actions, as well as coordinate the beautiful and transformational pageant that’s rising up (with the help of bamboo, stilts, spirits, song) over the streets of DC on april 10.
here’s the build schedule…. we’d love for you to drop in when you can!
wed Apr 6th, 6-10pm Art Build at DC 51 warehouse** Continue Reading »
LASC5: Education and Strategy Conference to Build a Stronger Movement to End US Militarism and the Militarization of Latin America
Register now to attend an informative and exciting conference to build a larger movement to end US militarism and the militarization of US relations with Latin America and the world. Join Latin America solidarity activists, people of faith, academics, youth and students, anti-war and immigration activists, labor, women, and all sectors which are working to build a better world.
The United States is at a crossroads. Down one road lies permanent war, a stagnant economy and loss of liberty. Down the other lies a new world of cooperation, prosperity and freedom. This conference is all about how we can work together to travel on the road to a new and better world.
Please join us for a weekend of plenaries and workshops to educate and inspire each other and to plan actions, strategies, and organizing tools to build a greater movement to overcome US militarism. Continue Reading »
- Additional information about American University is here
- More info on travel to Washington DC is here
Friday, Apr. 8 3:00-5:00pm Bolivarian Hall of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 2443 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008
Bus: (Fare: $1.70): From Dupont Circle Metro Station Q St. Exit Walk 0.11 mile SW from DUPONT CIRCLE to NW MASSACHUSETTS AV & NW 20TH ST. Take N2 or N4 Bus toward Friendship Heights (4 min. ride) Get off at California St. Walk .07 mi. back SE. Continue Reading »
We are pleased to announce that the 5th Latin American Solidarity Coalition Conference, taking place from April 8-10, 2011, will be hosted by the Anthropology Department at American University. The conference will be held at AU’s Main Campus, in the Ward Circle Building, located at 4400 Massachussetts Avenue, NW, in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Getting to American University
American University’s main campus is adjacent to Ward Circle at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska avenues in northwest Washington, D.C. Glover Gate, the main entrance to campus, is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue. From the metro station at Tenleytown/AU (Red Line), exit out the east Metro entrance and proceed to the free AU Bus Shuttle stop (Albemarle and 40th Sts. NW). Make sure you board the Main Campus bus, not the Law Campus! Ask the driver to let you off at the “Ward stop“. The back entrance of the Ward Circle Building will be on the north side of the sidewalk. On weekends, the shuttle comes every 15 minutes. The first bus leaves the Tenleytown metro at 8am on Saturday and Sunday.
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Food Service Options
Please see here for a listing of food service locations ON-CAMPUS. More restaurants and food options are available near the Tenleytown/AU metro.