Speaking Event: Task Force on the Americas Report Back on Panama

When & Where
San Jose Peace and Justice
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
April 28, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dale Sorensen
415 924 3227

Participants from the first Task Force on the Americas delegation to Panama visited and took testimony from members of the Ngabe Bugle community near the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam. As early as May or June of this year the reservoir created by the dam will flood fertile agricultural land and destroy the river’s fish and shrimp.

Trip leader Diane Dunn, of Collective Voices for Peace, Seattle, will discuss the Ngabe Bugle protests which closed the Pan-American Highway. She will also discuss a recent murder of a protester by four alleged masked plainclothes policemen.

$5-10 Suggested Donation - no one turned away for lack of funds