Human Rights in Honduras: Efforts to Seek Justice Amid Extreme Violence

Brigitte Gynther, longtime Immokalee-based organizer, returns to Florida after a year on the front lines of struggle for justice in post-coup Honduras, where she coordinates the Stories of Honduras project on behalf of School of the Americas Watch. Brigitte works closely with leaders of Honduran human rights organizations at a time when small farmers, Indigenous leaders, social activists, journalists, lawyers and members of the LGBTQ community as well as the new LIBRE political party (formed out of recent resistance movements) are facing assassinations, death threats, repression and surveillance. US military aid contributes to the rapidly militarized society, where armed forces deployed nationwide in the name of fighting the Drug War often are used to target those working for justice.

In 2009, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops selected Brigitte for the prestigious Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award for her admirable efforts alongside the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Her talk on the human rights situation in Honduras — widely described as one of the world’s most violent nations — comes in the lead-up to national elections there in November, when it is feared that violence and repression may escalate even further.

Tuesday, October 1st

Naples at 3 PM:
Sanctuary of Cornerstone United Methodist Church
8200 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34119

Fort Myers at 6:30 PM:
Sugden Welcome Center at Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South, Ft. Myers, FL 33965

Plenty of free parking at both events — Talk is free and open to the public
(Donations welcomed for Honduras justice efforts.)
http://www.facebook.com/events/594579207271111/

For more info, write: Jordan@InterfaithAct.org, or phone: (239) 986 9101

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