SURGE/Witness for Peace Delegation to Mexico

Starting Date: 03-11-2005
Ending Date: 03-19-2005
Address

P.O. Box 1188
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United States
919-960-6886
Description
STUDENTS OF THE CAROLINAS MEET MEXICO
Visit rural Mexico and see first-hand the roots of migration

March 11-19th, 2005

On the delegation you will have the unique opportunity to:

* Do something that makes an impact during Spring Break!

* Stay with a Mexican family and learn about conditions in the rural sector that cause people to migrate to NC.

* Meet with grassroots organizations and farmers about alternative and sustainable models.

* Meet with labor organizers, scholars, professionals and activists.

* Learn about how NAFTA and free trade affects the lives of small farmers and Mexican people in general

* Learn about ongoing struggles against current policies and corporate practices.

* Develop a grassroots organizing strategy to advocate for a more just society at home and abroad.

This trip is done in conjunction with Witness for Peace/CITCA which have been leading delegations to Latin America for more than 20 years. More info on them can be found at www.witnessforpeace.org

Cost: The cost will be $800 plus airfare. Apply by Feb. 1, 2005
For info, contact: Dr. Charlie Thompson, Duke (919)660-3657 or Dennis Markatos-Soriano of SURGE
(919)960-6886 surgenc@yahoo.com
Geographical Scope: International
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