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Join ROCLA to honor 30 years of Ciudad Hermana Task Force

Description: Join us for a joint ROCLA/CIUDAD HERMANA Celebration!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Downtown Presbyterian Church
121 North Fitzhugh Street
Pot Luck Supper 5:30 PM-- Please bring a dish to pass
Presentation 7:00 PM

GUEST SPEAKERS: Martha Rojas and Ashley Sullivan,
staff members of the Ciudad Hermana Task Force

In January 1988, eight people from the Rochester area flew to Managua, and then traveled to El Sauce, in northwest Nicaragua. While we were in Managua and then El Sauce, we saw the reality that the U.S. Contra War was causing immense suffering to the people of Nicaragua. There was no valid reason for the Contra War—President Reagan was obsessed with his desire to destroy a successful revolutionary government. We said, “It’s the threat of a good example.” When we returned home, Henrietta Levine convened the first meeting of what is now the Ciudad Hermana Task Force. The CH Task Force has worked for 30 years in solidarity with the people of El Sauce, Nicaragua.
Location: Downtown Presbyterian Church 121 North Fitzhugh Street
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 5:30pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:48am GMT