Colombian Civic Strike Organizers in Vancouver Oct. 29

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Colombian Civic Strike Organizers in Vancouver Oct. 29

CoDevelopment Canada is a B.C.-based NGO that works for social change and global education in the Americas. Founded in 1985 by a group of activists who wanted to go beyond financial aid, CoDev builds partnerships between like-minded organizations in Canada and Latin America to foster learning, social change, and community empowerment. 

On May 16, 2017, hundreds of thousands of Buenaventura residents launched a general civic strike against displacement, cutbacks and violence.
After holding firm for three weeks, the Buenaventura strike committee reached an agreement with the Colombian government on a program to resolve the crisis.
Strike organizers will speak at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House at 6:30 PM on Monday, October 29 to share their experiences of organizing the huge labour community alliance that ensured the success of the strike.
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House – 800 East Broadway, Vancouver