ROCHESTER COMMITTEE ON LATIN AMERICA
Learning from our Dominican Compañeros on the Border of Haiti
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7 PM
Downtown United Presbyterian Church
121 North Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, New York
Gladys Pedraza- Burgos, COO of the Ibero-American Action League, and Alison Clarke, ROCLA founder and long-time activist, will share photos and stories of their recent trip to El Cercado in the Dominican Republic, where missionary Joanne Peterson has lived and worked on the border for over 30 years. They will describe the liberation theology process through which Dominican compañeros reflect on their needs and then take charge in agriculture, health, education, water and other programs. This often includes groups going to the capital, Santo Domingo, over 4 hours away, to advocate for services the government is supposed to provide.
The church is handicapped accessible and looped for the hearing impaired.
The program is free and open to the public.