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CCDA Canadian Tour

As part of their 2016 Canadian tour, an executive of the CCDA will be visiting Ottawa and meeting with Education in Action and its supporters. Please join us in welcoming the new CCDA executive.

We Free the Rivers
Land, Coffee & Water in Guatemala

Date:  Friday, November 4, 2016
Time:  18:30 to 20:30
Location:  J.K. Wyllie boardroom
233 Gilmour Street
Ottawa, ON

Guest speaker: Catarina Garcia, National Executive Member of the Comité Campesino del Altiplano — CCDA, Guatemala

Public presented in Spanish. Translation will be provided. A short documentary film may be presented to facilitate the discussion.

Following the aftermath of a Coup d’état against Jacobo Arbenz for having implemented a progressive agrarian reform in the early 1950s, Guatemala plunged into a lengthy war from 1960 to 1996. The signing of Peace Accords in 1996 officially ended the 36-year armed conflict that cost thousands of lives, mostly poor and indigenous Guatemalans, but not the legacy of violence and injustice presided by the Guatemalan elite. Renewed organized violence by military and corporate agents has resurfaced against indigenous peasant farmers to displace these people from their ancestral lands and suppress dissent. These human rights violations have been taking place in the context of free trade agreements signed by the Guatemalan government with the U.S. and other countries. How are Catarina’s community and the CCDA mobilizing to resist the growing military and corporate oppression in Quiche and nationwide that stems from increased foreign investments in agroexports and mining stemming from free trade agreements and Guatemala’s renewed State violence? Is Canada profiting from Guatemala’s State violence? This panel invites you to debate these issues.

This presentation is free and open to the public. It is not required to register.

Presented by
Education in Action, Social Justice Fund (PSAC), MiningWatch Canada, Octopus Books, The School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa, and Territorio Libre

in partnership with the
University of Regina CCDA Canada Tour 2016

Applications for the 2017 Expedition to Guatemala

Education in Action is now in the process of organizing the next delegation to Guatemala. The project is tentatively scheduled to run from March 2-16, 2017. You will find further information in the document link to the application form below. If you interested, we invite you to complete and return the application to

EIA 2017 Project Applications
C/O Janet St. Jean
233 Gilmour Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0P1

Applications should be submitted before November 4, 2016.

Click HERE to download the Guatemala 2017 Application Form.

CCDA Dedicates School to Roberto

With funding and an expedition team of volunteers from Education in Action, the CCDA built a school the village of Ixoloc San Pedrito. This is a presentation that Leocadio gave to the agriculture secretary on the opening of the school which the CCDA dedicated to Roberto Miranda. Click HERE to view the presentation.

Education in Action Gift Cards

The 2013 Education in Action gift cards are available for purchase at $10.00 for a packet of 8. Just email and ask for them.