LASC would like to express its solidarity with the displaced community of El Jarillon, Cali (Colombia) after knowing from Sol Juridico about the abuses of Human Rights that people are suffering from February, and that are incrementing in the last week.
Through this letter to the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, we ask to protect the Human Rights of the people of El Jarillon and to investigate the events of the last weeks.
LASC would like to invite all members & volunteers to join us at our office on Friday, 12th June at 6:00pm. This will be your chance to get to know fellow volunteers and members, discuss LASC affairs and Latin American issues. Also, if you have any family members or friends who would like to know more about us feel free to bring them along!
Valesca Lima, from University City Dublin, will faciliate this talk after one year of the World Cup in Brazil, focusing on the popular protests.
LASCWeds will take place in LASC, 5 Merrion Row.
For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CCVG has a job vacancy in the following position based in LASC:
Fundraising and Membership Officer
Applicants should have an interest in Latin American solidarity issues and some experience of fundraising and managing members. Experience in Health and Safety and advantage.
This is a Community Employment opportunity.
Letter sent to the Mexican Embassy on the Fifth Anniversary of the killings of Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola
The 27th April 2015 was the fifth anniversary of the killings of human rights activists Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola assassinated by paramilitaries while trying to bring humanitarian aid to the besieged indigenous community of San Juan Copala.
An ambitious project is underway to create the largest environmental reserve in the world, protecting 135 million hectares of Amazon forest. That’s more than twice the size of France! But it won’t happen unless Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela’s leaders know the public wants it.
Cinco de Mayo Mexican Festival
Join LASC on 4th May Bank Holiday Monday as we celebrate Mexico's rich culture, history and traditions. There will be Mexican music, food, games and more in what is sure to be a great family day out.
So come along and experience Mexico. ADMISSION IS FREE!
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Teaming up with Front Line Defenders and PBI, #LASCWeds is presenting the story of Luch Castro and Human Rights in Mexico.
Wednesday the 29th of April, 6.00pm, at the The Atrium, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Fownes Street (side entrance), Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Latin America Week 2015: Planting dreams, gathering hopes: grassroots visions for global environmental justice
Planting dreams, gather hope: grassroots visions for global environmental justice
LASC is organizing its yearly Latin America Week, and as part of our annual tradition we will hold a conference focusing on grassroots alternatives to global environmental issues. The environmental crisis that the planet is suffering from has affected the most vulnerable population on the planet. Many people in Latin America have responded to this crisis by taking decisive action to challenge Government and corporate policies in order to seek environmental justice. We are pleased to announce that this year's speakers are the esteemed Indigenous rights activist Dr. Martin von Hildebrand from Colombia and veteran of the Water Wars in Bolivia, Maria Eugenia Flores.