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Program/Seminar by the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley: Cosponsored by EPI

Friday, November 19, 6-8pm

Ignacio Ochoa, WISR Doctoral Student, will present on environmental activist Berta Cáceres, “an Indigenous Lenca woman of Honduras who waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam.” 

 We will have a report from Jose Artiga of The SHARE Foundation who has recently visited Honduras. The SHARE Foundation is committed to support and accompany the people of El Salvador and Honduras in their struggle for social justice and sustainable development.

Francisco Herrerra will sing Berta by Rev. Silvia Brandon-Pérez.

Dr. Sudia Paloma McCaleb of CCEGL and WISR Faculty, will present a children's book on Berta.

Berta grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. Her mother, a midwife and social activist, took in and cared for refugees from El Salvador, teaching her young children the value of standing up for disenfranchised people.

Cáceres grew up to become a student activist and in 1993, she co founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. For more information including also this quote and Berta Cáceres picture above, read more here. 

Register in advance for this seminar by Zoom:


Please call 510/655-2830 or email and provide a phone# with questions or in case of technical difficulties. 


Cosponsored by the Ecumenical Peace Institute 
of Northern California  (EPI)


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