EAST COAST Road to Victory Speaking Tour with ANDES 21 de Junio Teachers Union
From November 11th to 23rd Israel Montano, a leader from ANDES 21 de Junio, El Salvador’s oldest teacher’s union, will go on tour on the East 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. Israel Montano is the President of ANDES 21 de Junio, the oldest teacher’s union in El Salvador. Israel has travelled extensively giving presentations on Salvadoran educational struggles and on the FMLN’s groundbreaking social service programs that the party has implemented since its first electoral victory in 2009. To download an English language East Coast flyer, click HERE. For Spanish, click HERE. To read Israel’s bio in English, click HERE. For the Spanish version, click HERE. East Coast Itinerary & Events with Mr. Montano
- Tue 11/12 – Washington, DC
11:00 am - Presentation with the National Education Association (NEA)
- Wed 11/13 – New York, NY
7:00 pm - Transforming Education in El Salvador: A Conversation with Israel Montano Osorio and Pedro Noguera, co-sponsored by NACLA. Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) Room 404W, 53 Washington Square South, New York University, NEW YORK, 10012.
- Thu 11/14 – New York, NY
6:00 pm - Presentation at the monthly meeting of 99 Pickets.
- Fri 11/15 – New Jersey
7:00 pm - Public Event @ Community Center CEUS, 4511 New York Ave., Union City, NJ 07087. Learn more about CEUS here.
- Sun 11/17 – Boston, MA
1:00 pm - Public Event @ the Salvadoran Consulate, 46 Bennington St., East Boston 02128 4:00 pm - Public Event @ MIT Co-sponsored by MIT Western Hemisphere Project. MIT Building 4, Room # 237, 182 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139.
- Mon 11/18 - Boston, MA
8:00 pm - Public Event with the Tufts Labor Coalition @ Tufts University, Tisch Library Rm #316, Tufts University, 35 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155.
- Tue 11/19 – Washington, DC
3:30 pm - Public Event @ Montgomery College (Takoma Park Campus) Room CM211, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 6:30 pm - Public Event co-sponsored by Renase (National Network of Salvadorans in the Exterior), Teaching for Change, and Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) @ St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, 20010.
- Wed 11/20 – Washington, DC
2:00 pm - Congressional briefing, hosted by Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) on Educational Reforms in El Salvador, Cannon House Office Building, Room #421. 5:00 pm - Labor reception hosted by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
- Fri 11/22 – Columbus, GA - School of the Americas Vigil
6:30 pm - Workshop: On the Road to Victory: Public Education for a New El Salvador. Room 205 of the Columbus Trade and Convention Center, 801 Front Street, Columbus, GA 31901
- Sat 11/23 - Columbus, GA - School of the Americas Vigil
2:40 pm - Main stage presentation 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. The West Coast tour will be with Francisca Romero, the president of ANDES’ departmental secretaries, and will have stops in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Portland, OR, Olympia, and Seattle, WA. Click HERE to visit our West Coast tour page! To keep up with tour updates, check out our Facebook event page!