[act-ma] 7/22 Preparing for the Pandemic in Honduras

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sat Jul 18 04:28:57 PDT 2020

Preparing for the Pandemic in Honduras

Omar and Sendy Suzao have been working to protect and promote their 
Garifina culture both locally here in Boston and in Honduras.   For a 
number of years Omar has spent most of his time in Honduras helping to 
organize their community in a small town called Sambo Creek. A working 
committee Omar helped organize has helped prevent the construction of a 
dam that would have flooded traditional Garifina territory.   They have 
also managed to keep the drug gangs for operating directly in their town.

Sendy Suazo will give an overview of town history and Garifina culture.

Omar Suazo will report from Honduras about his communities’ efforts to 
organize to prepare and protect themselves in the light of the coming 
pandemic. The mostly Garifina community of about 1000 homes is 
self-organizing to prepare for the coming storm.

Alba Bodden is a leader in a Boston based organization of Honduran 
immigrants that has been working for years addressing a range of issues 
will talk about her organizations efforts.

Wed July 22^nd 7 PM

This Program is Cosponsored by the Community Church of Boston, the Mass 
Peace Action (MAPA) Latin America Committee, Encuentro5 and TecsChange.

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