BUILDING SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL COMMUNITIES: AN ALTERNATIVE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26th 8PM
HILLEL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
4745 17th AVE NE SEATTLE WASHINGTON 98105
This past spring break, 11 undergraduate students at the University of Washington and 10 Jewish young adults from Seattle traveled to the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador to work on sustainable agricultural projects. While there they worked with La Coordinadora an organization that provides services to the areas around the Bajo Lempa.
The students and young adults were hosted by the communities of Ciudad Romero and Isla de Mendez. These peasant communities rely heavily on organizations like La Coordinadora for education programs, job placement programs and agricultural aid.
We are very excited to be hosting Jose 'Chencho' Alas, leaders of these communities and La Coordinadora. He will be joined by Ike Toreino, incoming executive director of the Center for Self Sufficiency in Central America. Chencho and Ike will be speaking on building sustainable global environments and the importance of cross cultural communication and cooperation. We are honored to be hosting him in our communitiy.
In addition to being a community leader, Chencho was instrumental in bringing light to the exploitation of the native people of El Salvador prior to, and during the Salvadorian civil war.
We hope that through your attendance to this event we can show Chencho the same respect and warmth his communities shared with our students during their time in El Salvador.
Dessert reception to follow lecture.
thats right, free food