Nicaragua’s Solidarity Caravan for Peace

Panel Discussion

Title Conditional: Nicaragua’s Solidarity Caravan for Peace
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm | 180 Doe Library

Nicaragua is in the middle of its worst political crisis in decades. Hundreds of people have died and the economy has been paralyzed by nationwide protests of the current government. The Solidarity Caravan is a group of Nicaraguan activists touring the United States to educate about the current situation and inspire support for the people of Nicaragua. They will speak on the continuing peaceful civic resistance to the human rights violations occurring throughout Nicaragua.

The Solidarity Caravan is organized around the objectives of justice and democracy, and is committed to encouraging all Nicaraguans to actively participate in decision-making processes through legitimately elected representatives.

Amy Bank of Bay Area Autoconvocadxs Nic introduces the panel. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira.)
Amy Bank of Bay Area Autoconvocadxs Nic introduces the panel. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira.)

George Henríquez, a researcher and activist from Bluefields, Nicaragua.
George Henríquez, a researcher and activist from Bluefields, Nicaragua.

Claudia Ochoa, an architecture student and activist. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira.)
Claudia Ochoa, an architecture student and activist. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira.)

Julio Martínez Ellsberg of the Caravan talks with audience members. (Photo by Greg Louden.)
Julio Martínez Ellsberg of the Caravan talks with audience members. (Photo by Greg Louden.)

A protest in Granada, Nicaragua, May 2018. (Photo by Julio Vannini.)
A protest in Granada, Nicaragua, May 2018. (Photo by Julio Vannini.)