Tired of sitting at your computer reading depressing news? Ready for some activism that gets you out into the real world and revives your spirit? So are we! We plan activist trips throughout the year to deliver our message at home and overseas. Join us!
November 10-12, 2017
SOA Watch Border Convergence
Join CODEPINK this November in Nogales, Arizona & Mexico, as we stand with SOA Watch in solidarity with the immigrant community! Although some participants choose to stay on the US side of the border, last year there were excellent workshops and actions on both sides of the border (so make sure your passport is current!) SOA Watch is known for their tremendous work of protesting the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, that trains foreign militaries to torture and abuse their people. With its first annual convergence at the border last year, the organization has included focusing on the militarization of the US - Mexico border, as well as resisting accelerated US intervention in the region. Join us this November for the Second Annual Border Convergence.
CODEPINK is putting together a delegation to participate in the workshops and actions as well as help run a table with educational and promotional materials at the events.
Individuals are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements and housing. Since SOA Watch does an excellent job of organizing this event, please refer to their website for information on housing and transportation. Last year the convergence started with a gathering outside of Tucson at a detention center. We have not heard anything about that being included this year. It’s still quite early, so you need to keep checking their website for additional information. Last year we found that (though Tucson is closer to Nogales), it was less expensive to fly into Phoenix, rent a car there, and drive down to Nogales. Traveling and sharing accommodations with others in your community can make joining the convergence quite affordable.
We sincerely hope that you’ll join us for this amazing opportunity to stand with the immigrant community against violence and militarism. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
November 23 - December 1, 2017
Honduras Human Rights Accompaniment: Observer Delegation
On November 26, 2017 national elections will take place in Honduras. Honduran human rights and grassroots organizations have asked for international accompaniment to defend human rights during the election because of the increased risk for people in communities and organizations in resistance at this time. Our delegation will focus on human rights observation in consultation with the human rights defenders, campesino, indigenous and people’s movements. We also will plan a visit to the US embassy.
Together with other delegations, we will draft a preliminary report and issue a joint statement regarding the election process.
This trip is organized by La Voz de los de Abajo, a grassroots Chicago-based organization working in solidarity with the Honduran movements for 19 years. Learn more about their work on their website! CODEPINK, a cosponsor of the delegation, is anxious to offer this unique opportunity to its members. You can read the extensive report from our 2016 delegation.
For more information or to request an APPLICATION, email firstname.lastname@example.org