[act-ma] Jubilee MA speaking tour Sat. April 28th

Andrew andrew at kesselimaging.com
Fri Apr 13 12:31:32 PDT 2012



Dear Boston area housing co-ops, Occupy Boston, and any other interested 
folks in learning about debt relief.

Please come join us*Saturday April 28th* at *Encuentro 5* 
<http://www.encuentro5.org/home/> in Chinatown from *12:30-2:30* pm to 
talk to Mr. Mr. Hopewell Gumbo, a Zimbabwean activist, and learn about 
the connections between the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, and the 
Jubilee movement. Join the 99% to change our world! Hopewell will raise 
awareness about global economic policies that entrap the Global South in 
poverty! *33 Harrison Ave Floor 5, Boston (Chinatown)*. We are looking 
hopefully to provide free lunch or at least some snacks during the 
event. If you can't make the date Hopewell will be speaking at a few 
other venues you can check out on our Facebook page!

Join the event on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/310993568968827/
For Directions to Encuentro 5 go here: http://www.encuentro5.org/home/node/3


More on the event and Hopewell Gumbo:

Today, it is more critical than ever that we address the deeper causes 
of international poverty and work to create a system of just responsible 
finance, one that benefits the entire population, not just the few. 
Jubilee USA Network brings people together through active solidarity to 
turn these realities around. Join Jubilee USA Network and Jubilee 
Massachusetts as we bring you Hopewall Gumbo, a leading human rights, 
  social and Economic justice activist and political analyst. 
  Currently, he is a Senior Program Officer with the Zimbabwe Coalition 
on Debt and Development, ZIMCODD

He will raise awareness about global economic policies that entrap the 
Global South in poverty. He will speak about the history of the debt 
crisis, current efforts for greater transparency and accountability, the 
movement for just practices and broader global economic justice."

>
>     */Hopewell Gumbo addressing a public meeting in Harare./*
>
>     Hopewell is a leading human rights,  social and Economic justice
>     activist and political analyst.  Currently, he is a Senior Program
>     Officer with the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development,
>     ZIMCODD. Prior to joining ZIMCODD secretariat, Hopewell was the
>     chairperson of the ZIMCODD Southern Region and member of the
>     National Board. He has a strong background in social activism from
>     his time in college as a key leader of the Students Movement in
>     Zimbabwe. He led the mid-90’s students’ campaigns against the
>     privatization of education and the perpetuation of the Structural
>     Adjustment Programs in Zimbabwe. Hopewell is widely traveled in
>     Africa and other parts of the world where he has presented at
>     various conferences, seminars and forums on social and economic
>     justice and human rights.
>
>     In the past year, Hopewell was arrested and imprisoned in Harare
>     Prisons on trumped up charges of Treason by the ZANU PF section of
>     the government, and has since been convicted on an alternative of
>     Conspiracy to commit public violence in an attempt to stifle
>     social activism in the country. The conviction was massively
>     influenced by the ZANU PF and has since been challenged in the
>     Zimbabwe High court, thanks to local and international solidarity.
>     Hopewell, a social and economic justice activist, holds a Masters
>     of Engineering Degree in Manufacturing Systems and Operations
>     Management. From the National University of Science and Technology
>     in Zimbabwe. Hopewell also holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honors’
>     Degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and is
>     currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Development Studies with
>     the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Centre for Civic Society focusing
>     on the Role of Engineering in the Sustainable Development Discourse.
>


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