WEST COAST Road to Victory Tour with ANDES 21 de Junio Teachers Union
From November 11th to 23rd Francisca Iraheta Romero, a leader from ANDES 21 de Junio, El Salvador’s oldest teacher’s union, will go on tour on the West Coast to share more about the social transformations made by El Salvador’s first leftist government, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). Learn about the risks and challenges the FMLN faces in the upcoming February 2014 elections from an activist who has experienced these changes firsthand and how you can show your solidarity with the Salvadoran people. Francisca Iraheta Romero is currently the president of the departmental (state) secretaries’ organization within ANDES 21 de Junio, the oldest teacher’s union in El Salvador. She played a key role in the education working group for the massive citizen consultation used to develop the FMLN government platform for the 2014-2019 campaign season. To download an English language West Coast flyer, click HERE. For Spanish, click HERE. To see Francisca’s bio in English, click HERE. For the Spanish version, click HERE. West Coast Tour Itinerary & Events with Ms Iraheta.
- Mon 11/11 – San Francisco, CA
- Tues 12/11 - San Francisco, CA
10:30 am - Hasta la Victoria: Social Reforms in El Salvador & the Fight against US Imperialism Campus Presentation, co-sponsored by La Raza Student Group and USEU SF State. Cesar Chávez Student Center at SF State, Richard Oakes Conference Room, 1600 Holloway Ave., SF, 94132. 4:30 pm @ - Event co-sponsored by Local 2121 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) SF City College, Ocean Campus.
- Wed 11/13 – San Francisco, CA
2:15 pm - Campus presentation co-sponsored by the Unión Salvadoreña de Estudiantes Universitarios (USEU) @ UC Berkeley, Multicultural Community Center, Hearst Field Annex D-37, near Bancroft Way and Bowditch St., Berkeley, 94803.
- Thu 11/14 – University of California, Santa Cruz Campus
1:00pm - Presentation @ Bay Tree Conference Center, Muwekma Ohlone Conference Room #351, UCSC campus. Additional classroom presentations throughout the afternoon and evening.
- Fri 11/15 – University of California, Santa Cruz Campus
Classroom presentations throughout the afternoon and evening.
- Sat 11/16 - Los Angeles, CA
1:00pm - Public event @ the Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230-4640
- Mon 11/18 - Portland, OR
- Tue 11/19 – Olympia, WA
- Wed 11/2o - Seattle, WA
- Thu 11/21 – Seattle, WA
6:30 pm - Public Event @ Seattle University.
- Fri 11/22 – Seattle, WA
4:00 pm - Public Event @ University of Washington, Seattle. The East Coast tour will be with Israel Montano, the president of ANDES 21 de Junio, and will have stops in Washington, D.C., the NY/NJ Metro Area, Boston, and at the annual SOA Vigil in Ft. Benning, GA. Click HERE to visit our East Coast tour page! If you are interested in helping plan events in your city or would like to invite one of the tour guests to meet with your union or organization, please contact the CISPES committee in your city. To keep up with tour updates, check out our Facebook event page!