Video now available! We are honored to present our next ROCLA speaker, Mr. Jaime Hermida Castillo, who currently serves as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nicaragua to the UN, and previously was Deputy Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations since March 2007.
ROCLA Monthly Programs
ROCLA’s monthly programs are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Usually at 7:00 pm via Zoom or at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church – 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY.
Video now available! Bill Jungels, Tom Potts, and Christine Eber, ROCLA’s January presenters, have all spent many years in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, where most inhabitants are impoverished indigenous Maya.
Video now available! Two Bolivian educator/activists will share their experiences, struggles, and successes against the backdrop of a pandemic, climate change, and political turmoil in the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Learn how the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund (BQEF), founded by LASC friend Newton Garver, helps young people access higher education amid great challenges.
Jim Goodman, a Rochester-based journalist who has been publishing articles about immigration in The Progressive magazine, will remind us about the xenophobic streak that runs throughout our history as a backdrop to the Trump assault on immigration. He will discuss the repressive legacy of Trump and what needs to be done to reverse these anti-immigrant policies.
Karen Spring is a human rights activist and researcher and currently the Honduras-based Coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN). HSN focuses on the role of US and Canadian foreign policy in Honduras. Since the 2009 US-backed military coup, Honduras has become one of the most dangerous countries for lawyers, land defenders, journalists, and human rights defenders.
A virtual Zoom presentation in collaboration with the Latin American Solidarity Committee, Buffalo, NY
A collaborative virtual presentation of the Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA) and the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC), Buffalo, NY
“El Salvador in the Time of Covid-19: A Rights-based Analysis of the Drivers and Triggers of Forced Migration.”
September 2, 2020, 7 PM
Wednesday, May 6th, 7:00 PM - ROCLA Zoom Meeting - Stephen Sefton is a journalist who was born in Ireland, and now lives in Estelí, Nicaragua.