2013 Calendar Celebrating over 29 Years of Solidarity
September -Leon staff Visit to New Haven - New Haven/Leon Sister City Project will be hosting Education Coordinator Ivett Fonseca from September 18 to 29, 2013. Ms Fonseca, who has a degree in psychology, will be available to speak about rural education in Nicaragua; women, gender and domestic violence; rural development; and economic/environmental issues including water challenges and climate change... Other public prsentations TBD.
Forum Theater, A Tool for Transforming Communities: 3-day Training for Facilitators. Friday, Sept. 20 - Sunday, Sept. 22 Flier.
Presentation of Forum Theater Skits.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 5 pm - 7 pm
Come take part in an interactive performance based on the lives, hopes and dreams of Greater New Haven residents. Forum theater is a fun and transformative tool that brings people together to investigate oppression in their community and brainstorm solutions. This performance will be created by ordinary people during the process of a 3-day workshop. Free. Donations welcome. Location: Bregamos Theater, 491 Blatchley Ave., New Haven. For info, contact Megan (203) 479-2959 or email@example.com
Friday, September 27, 5:30pm Potluck with Leon Education Coordinator Ivett Fonseca and Leon Interns Eleanor Marshall and Dan Kinsman presenting (6:30ish). Here at 608 Whitney Avenue.
New Haven Healthy City/Healthy Climate Challenge Launch, Wednesday, November 13th, 5:30-7pm at Artspace, Orange and Crown Streets. Refreshments, great art! More info on the Challenge here.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 am - 3 pm FIESTA Fair-Trade Gift Bazaar to benefit the New Haven / Leon Sister City Project. Colorful woven goods, organic coffee, and chocolate from Nicaragua will be on sale to benefit our work in rural Leon, Nicaragua. Plus artisan honey and soaps from Connecticut farms; olive oil from Palestine; Christmas ornaments from Haiti; calendars printed in the US; and more. New this year: Funky guitar string bracelets made in Connecticut. Free and open to the public. 608 Whitney Avenue (the First Unitarian Universalist Society building). For more info (203) 562-1607 or www.newhavenleon.org
Nicaraguan and US experts present current perspectives on the Chronic Kidney Disease epidemic in Central America. Join the New Haven / Leon Sister City Project for a potluck and discussion about the latest research on the epidemic that is affecting agricultural workers in our sister city. Remarks at 7:15 pm by four public health experts. Free and open to the public. 608 Whitney Avenue (the First Unitarian Universalist Society building). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Times subject to change.
New Haven/León Sister City Project
A progressive, binational, grassroots organization that fosters a relationship between the communities of Greater New Haven and León, Nicaragua