NISGUA and GAP are committed to investing in our U.S. programs and involvement in U.S. movements. As one step to further our solidarity work, the 2016 GAP Gathering will focus in on racial justice, with a daylong workshop on Saturday, September 3rd facilitated by the Catalyst Project.
The people we accompany in Guatemala fight issues of racism, economic exclusion, environmental devastation, criminalization of leaders and militarization of their communities. Poor, working class and communities of color in the U.S. face parallel issues under the same global systems of oppression.
We believe that forwarding a racial justice framework will advance the depth and value of our work by learning from these shared experiences. We hold hope that investing in racial justice will increase the accessibility of our programs and the relevance of our solidarity work in U.S. social movements.
We are inspired and excited about the possibilities this conversation holds for our future and reaching a shared vision of solidarity! As we prepare for this year’s Gathering, we invite you to form part of a robust group of activists who will commit to taking concrete actions in support of racial justice in solidarity work!
For more about NISGUA’s Racial Justice Initiative, click here.