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Retreat 2010 Continuing the Struggle: Solidarity with Honduras

Witness for Peace Mid-Atlantic Annual Retreat

Activists and organizers from around the Mid-Atlantic came together for an exciting and powerful weekend of change-making. 

Our featured speaker was Rodolfo Pastor de Maria y Campos, member of DC-based Hondurans for Democracy. Rodolfo lives in the U.S. in exile, after working in the Honduran embassy in DC before and during the coup that ousted democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya last June. Rodolfo will share with us an update from the resistance movement in Honduras and discuss how we can work in solidarity from here in the U.S.

Other workshops included Independent Media with members of the Latino Media Collective as well as activist skillshares on multicultural organizing and incorporating the arts into your activism.

Rich Gardner from Pennsylvania took some great photos to document the retreat. Thanks, Rich! Keep your eyes out for the announcement of next year's retreat, which will be held in early April  near Reading, PA.

2010 Retreat Agenda:

Friday, May 14:

 5:00 pm
 Check-in, Registration & Dinner
 7:30 pm
 Welcome & Introductions
 8:00 pm
 Incorporating the Arts in Your Activism
 9:30 pm
 Free time: movies, board games, songs, snacks & more!

Saturday, May 15:

 8:30 am
 9:30 am
 Agenda Review & Reflection
 10:00 am
 Honduras: Resistance and Solidarity, with Keynote Speaker Rodolfo Pastor
 11:30 am
  Lunch / Frisbee Break
 1:00 pm
 Activism & Independent Media
 2:30 pm
  Multicultural Activism for Solidarity Organizers
 4:15 pm
 4:30 pm   Trade Justice & Immigrants Rights in 2010
 6:15 pm   Dinner
 7:00 pm   Days of Prayer and Action: Poster Making with Faces of the Displaced, followed by free time for movies, board games, songs, snacks & more!

Sunday, May 16:

 8:00 am
 9:20 am
 Winnable 2010 Campaigns, Witness for Peace National Grassroots Organizer Ben Beachy begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting
 10:30 am
 Small Group Strategy Session by Geographic Area
 11:30 am
 Wrap-up, Commitments, Reflection on Social Change
 12:00 pm
 Pack up and Goodbyes!