WEST COAST: Youth of El Salvador November Speaking Tour



When border detention centers filled with children and families this summer, politicians finally started talking about the violence and economic inequality that have displaced millions of Central Americans. Some in the US government think that military funding is the solution. But the new government of El Salvador understands that investment in healthcare, education and equality is the path to make sure families can safely stay in their communities. Come learn what role young people are playing to build an alternative, and how you can help!

This November, CISPES is proud to host Alba Santana, a youth worker from El Salvador’s revolutionary government for a discussion about how young people in El Salvador are addressing the root causes of forced migration through youth participation, community action and violence prevention.

Alba is Director of Social, Environmental and Cultural Inclusion for El Salvador’s National Youth Institute (INJUVE), which works to promote the holistic development of young people as strategic actors in the country’s development through programs in education, job training and placement, healthcare promotion, recreation and cultural activities, violence prevention, political participation and community organizing. Click HERE for Alba's biography.

Join Alba at an event in your city:


Wednesday, November 12: Seattle, WA

  • 6:30 PM @ Casa Latina: More information HERE 

Thursday, November 13: San Francisco, CA Friday, November 14: San Francisco, CA - 7:00-9:00 PM @ the City College Mission campus, Room 108 (1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco). Free admission & food! *For more information, contact 415-503-0789 or [email protected] Saturday, November 15: San Francisco, CA

  • 2:00-5:00 PM @ Corazon del Pueblo (4814 International Boulevard, Oakland). Free admission & food! *For more information, contact 415-503-0789 or [email protected]

Sunday, November 16: Santa Cruz, CA

  • 4:00-7:00 PM @ Beach Flats Community Center: More information HERE

Monday, November 17: Santa Cruz, CA

If you are interested in helping plan events in your city or would like to invite Alba to meet with your organizationplease contact the CISPES committee in your city.

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