Latin America solidarity month - Toronto

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 04:01 to Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 03:59

APRIL is the Latin America & Caribbean Solidarity Month! We intend to honour the life and achievements of President Hugo Chavez in reflecting on and building the themes for this year which are peace, justice and solidarity.

Through collective reflection, discussion, debate and critical engagement, events may explore creative alternatives to the dominant global economic and political paradigms. Together, we will create safe spaces to reflect on the nature of our relationships and our communities and re-work our notions of peace, justice and solidarity here on Turtle Island and in other parts of the Global South. 

As our communities struggle to secure peace, the struggle to restore justice, to defend Mother Earth, to assert sovereignty, is itself not peaceful. It is a struggle against colonial violence, capitalist commodification, and state impunity. Nonetheless, our struggles are important community-building peace processes.

We invite you to help our communities and networks to reflect on these foundational issues by proposing to host an event during our solidarity month. 

We offer some questions as a starting point but welcome other themes and ideas that relate to solidarity, peace and justice: 

- Is peace the subtle potential for war, or its absolute absence?
- What is the basis for a just peace between Indigenous and anti-imperial struggles on Turtle Island?
- How might the maintenance of peace be possible in the face of continual imperial intervention and global inequality?
- What kind of anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-oppression work do we need to do in our communities and in our solidarity work in order to build alternatives that challenge the global neoliberal capitalist agenda?

To host an event during solidarity week, please contact by email: lacsncanada@gmail.com

For more information about the month of soldarity see our website :http://lacsn.weebly.com/events--eventos.html

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LACSN
OPENING EVENT
Saturday April 6, Casa Maiz, 1280 Finch Avenue West

Cabildo Manuelita Saenz 
The Colombia Peace Talks
TBA Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street

Grupo Cultural Víctor Jara
Film screening: "NO"
Sunday April 7, 4:30pm 1482 Bathurst St, CUPE 4400

Toronto Bolivia Solidarity & East End Against Line 9
Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m. 
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell at Mortimer, NW Corner
https://www.facebook.com/events/338961829543610/?fref=ts

The Toronto Haiti Action Committee (THAC)
Haiti Where Did the Money Go?
Friday April 12, 7-9pm William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St. 

Circulo Bolivariano Louis Riel & IFPOR 
DIA DE LA DIGNIDAD NACIONAL:
Apoyo a la Campaña NICOLAS MADURO.
Saturday, April 13, 5pm Quaker House, 60 Lowther Ave.

Circulo Bolivariano Louis Riel & IFPOR 
Monitor and celebrate the elections in Venezuela with NICOLAS MADURO
Monday, April 15 Location TBD

LACSN & CUPE 3903 First Nations Solidarity Working Group 
Social and Political Thought on Decolonization
Monday, April 15, 1PM OISE, 5-170
https://www.facebook.com/events/345981428853361/?ref=ts&fref=ts#

Toronto Forum on Cuba
The First Military Defeat of U.S. Imperialism in America
Tuesday April 16 TBA

LACSN, CAIA, CTR & PSNT
CRIMINALIZATION OF DISSENT: 
Land Defenders, Human Rights and Political Activists are imprisoned!
Wed April 17, 6:30pm OISE, rm 5-250
https://www.facebook.com/events/432688793483765/?context=create

Challenging the Neoliberal Development Paradigm: Women’s Experiences and Narratives in Guyana and Guatemala
Thursday, April 18, 6-8pm OISE Rm 5-250
https://www.facebook.com/events/420783838014433/

Mining Injustice Solidarity Network 
Film screening: The Devil Operation" (2010, directed by Stephanie Boyd)
Friday April 19, 6:30pm TBA

The United Steelworkers and The Friends of the Cuban Five
Justice Denied
Saturday, April 20, 6:30pm Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street

Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
Digging Up the Dirt: How Canadian Foreign Aid Supports the Mining Industry
Tuesday, April 23 TBA

Stop the Cuts: In conjunction with the Center for Spanish Speaking People and Health for All
Thur. April 24th 2141 Jane Street, 2nd Floor
https://www.facebook.com/events/318477078255194/?ref=ts&fref=ts 

Common Frontiers and Council of Canadians 
Campaign to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership corporate deal 
April 26th location TBD 

LACSN
CLOSING EVENT
Saturday April 27 TBA

Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA

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