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The Struggle to Survive in Central America: A Portrait of Life from a Grassroots, Human Rights Perspective
May 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This lecture will be live streamed.
This presentation will give an overview of the forces that impact the daily lives of Central Americans who are struggling to provide for their families in a context of poverty, violence, extractive industries and impunity. Especially highlighted will be the country of Honduras, whose residents continue to try to flee to the U.S. Border out of desperation.
Mary Anne Perrone is an educator, an activist and a spiritual guide. All her adult life she has been an activist for peace and justice. Her particular area of focus for over 30 years has been on human rights in Latin America. This work led their young family to live and work in Latin America in the late 1980’s (Bolivia) to accompany the poor there in a spirit of liberation. She has been working in the U.S. ever since to raise consciousness about our country’s role in human rights violations in Latin America and to work for substantive change in our foreign policy. In the last two decades, this work has taken her on multiple human rights delegations to several Latin American countries, connecting with and accompanying courageous people working in their own countries to defend those whose human rights are highly threatened.
This is the last of a six-lecture series. The subject of the series is Central America: Coffee to Caravans. OLLI’s lecture series will start again in September of 2021. Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.
Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.