Tuesday, 08 April 2008
The Roots of Migration: Free Trade, Debt and Survival in Nicaragua
The second most impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua has struggled for years under the burden of internal and external debt. Take a deeper look into the effects of free trade, debt and immigration on the Nicaraguan people.
Witness for Peace Northwest and the Thurston-Santo Tomas Sister County Association invite you to join us for a discussion with Yamileth Perez, Nicaraguan community leader.
Hear the story of one remarkable Nicaraguan woman who lives, works, and organizes in a barrio near the Managua city dump. Yamileth, of a Esperanza en Acción, will share the first-hand impact of free trade and debt and the resulting increase of migration and poverty on the people of Nicaragua.
This event is open to the public.
Professional interpretation (Spanish-English) provided
For more information, contact Jean Eberhardt, TSTSCA, 943-8642
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
5th and Water, Olympia, WA