WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH 7:00 PM
DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
121 NORTH FITZHUGH STREET, ROCHESTER
Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA) is pleased to announce that Grahame Russell, a lawyer and global human rights and development activist, will give an eyewitness account of the 2009 military coup d’état in Honduras, and will bring us up to date on the situation in Honduras since the coup.
Mr. Russell, co-director of Rights Action, flew into Honduras within 24 hours of the coup. He has spent much of the time since then observing the activities of the illegal de facto government, and documenting the huge popular resistance to this government.
About Grahame Russell:
Grahame Russell is a lawyer and global human rights and development activist. He was educated at the University of Guelph [BA in Latin America & Development studies] and the University of Ottawa [LLB, Faculty of Law].
For over 10 years, Grahame lived in Mexico and Central America, working with grassroots organizations and NGOs.Since 1995, Grahame has been co-director of Rights Action.
Rights Action raises funds for community-controlled projects in Guatemala, Honduras, Chiapas, El Salvador, and Oaxaca. Rights Action carries out education and activism work in the U.S. and Canada related to global human rights, and environment, and development issues. Grahame regularly writes and gives public presentations about these issues. ROCLA awarded Russell the International White Dove Award in 2001
Presentation is free and open to the public.
Wheelchair accessible. Looped for the hearing impaired.