Join the Latin American Task Force (LATF) of the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ) on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (January through May 2017) to share a delicious dinner and a film pertaining to current Latin American issues.
WHEN: Jan 10, Feb 14, March 14, April 11, May 9
Dinner 6:30 pm, Movie 7:00 pm, discussion following
WHERE: St Mary’s Student Parish
DINNER OPTION: Pilar’s Tamales Meal -
$8.00 meal will include one Tamale with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (veg. option available) Please RSVP to reserve your meal.
Tues, Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm La Voz del Pueblo
American Films presents La Voz del Pueblo, a documentary that explores violence an oppression in Honduras through the eyes of journalists at the Jesuit-run radio station, Radio Progreso, which has been under threat since the 2009 military coup.
Tues, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm We Women Warriors
We Women Warriors follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples' survival. Columbia has 102 aboriginal groups, one third of which face extinction because of the civil war and its consequences. Despite being trapped in a protracted predicament financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope.
Tues, April 11 @ 7:00 pm Mirar Morir
A documentary made by Mexican journalist, activists, and researchers on the role of the Mexican military in the forced disappearance of 43 students from the Mexican town of Ayotzinapa, Iguala in September 2014. The film puts into question the government investigation and legal inconsistencies. The documentary investigates the events of that night, the collusion of police and army with organized crime and the Mexican Government's cover-up.
Tues, May 9 @ 7:00 pm Harvest of Empire
This powerful documentary explores the political events, social conditions and U.S. government actions that led millions of Latinos to leave their homelands and move to America. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the U.S.
Tues, Jan 10 @7:00 pm Guardiana de Los Rios
Six communities in defense of rivers. Dozens of defenders threatened with death. All and all united by the spirit of the Guardian of rivers, Berta Caceres, social and environmental leader murdered on March 6, 2016. This documentary takes us into Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries to protect natural assets, governed by an idea of extractive government.