Monday, 4 March 2013

LASC February 2013 Coffeehouse

LASC is the Latin America Solidarity Committee of the WNY Peace Center.
On the third Monday of each month we host a presentation by locally-connected solidarity projects
with Latin America and the Caribbean.  For this Spring, we are holding our presentations at Daemen College, in the Alumni Lounge of the Wick Student Center.  

Our February Coffeehouse was a return presentation on a long and successful project in Chiapas, through the Sisters Of St. Francis, Stella Niagara, New York.  Our speakers were
Dr. Robert Bull, Sr. Maura Forkort, and Dr. Dina Sulaiman, introduced by Sr. Nancy Zelma, who helps to coordinate the WNY part of the project.  Since 1995, local volunteers have
organized medical projects for indigenous communities near Palenque,  in Chiapas.  Each of the presenters gave a great view of the project and of their experiences serving the people.

Sr. Maura also brought us a report  on political tensions and developments in the region, written
by their religious community there  We hope to post a copy of that report here soon.

We had a large group of attendees, some were WNYers who have previously worked on the project, and many were Daemen students.   Lots of detailed information and interesting questions.

You can get more information from Sr. Nancy Zelma at  SRNANCYZ@gmail
Here is a page from one of their recent newsletters:

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