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.

Sanctions Kill: Nicaragua in the Era of US Sanctions

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.

Sanctions Kill: Nicaragua in the Era of US Sanctions

Updates from Bolivia

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.

ROCLA & LASC Presents Updates from Bolivia

Immigration 2021: Where We Are. Where We Should Head.

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.

IMMIGRATION 2021: WHERE WE ARE. WHERE WE SHOULD HEAD.

Organizing in Solidarity with Honduras after the US Elections

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.

Organizing in Solidarity with Honduras after the US Elections

El Salvador in the Time of COVID-19

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

“El Salvador in the Time of Covid-19: A Rights-based Analysis of the Drivers and Triggers of Forced Migration.”