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!
June 29 - July 9* Cultural Encounters and Peace Trip to Iran with Nonviolence International
* Because of the unexpected presidential election in May, the historic Cultural Encounters and Peace Trip to Iran has been moved to June 29 - July 9."
Total Trip cost (including airfare from DC) = $2900
SOA Watch Border Convergence: November 10-12, 2017
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.
From our Friends at SOA Watch:
We are still moved and humbled by the energy and power from those who attended the first SOA Watch Border Convergence. After 26 years of history at the gates of Ft. Benning, SOA Watch held its' first Convergence in Tucson and Nogales, in order to respond to the present-day call to solidarity with Latin America.
This November 10-12, join us in Nogales for our second bi-national convergence at the militarized U.S./Mexico border, to build the grassroots power necessary to challenge the racist status quo and push back against U.S. intervention in Latin America.
As we call attention to the militarization of the border and Latin America, we also call for an end to state-sponsored terrorism and violence against our communities inside the United States. Similarly, the mobilization at the border in Nogales is one more way to fight for the closure of the School of the Americas/WHINSEC and put an end to U.S. intervention in Latin America.
So join us! Organize your community to join human rights activists, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, community organizers, migrants, faith communities, students and educators from across the Americas. You can look forward to receiving more information about the Convergence in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please check our SOA Watch Convergence website for important legal and travel information.
See you at the border!