NH/LSCP Theater Project!
The Theater Project supports community-based theater in both New Haven and Leon, and will use theater to explore issues related to social justice and Latin America. Get involved!!
Our work includes Forum Theater trainings, performances in New Haven, and support and trainings in Nicaragua.
See photos from recent Forum Theater Workshop here.
And click here for a short video introduction to Forum Theater by Theatre or the Opressed NYC.
More information here.....
Campaigns That Deserve Your Support
Advacacy Policy Work in DC (Latin America Working Group) (Sign up for their action alerts to help promote better US policies)
Alternative Media Sources
Latin America Focused News: Upside Down World
General News: Democracy Now!
News, Essays: Common Dreams
Organize a Coin Drive in your School to support Education in Nicaragua! Resources here.
Gift Shopping? Some Fair Trade Options
For those of you in New Haven, contact us at 203.562.1607 to ask about our fair trade sales of goods from Nicaragua and elsewhere right in New Haven!
The NH/LSCP has a long-standing relationship with these weavers of beautiful blankets and other goods, and sells their products at sales in New Haven.
Local Green Action in New Haven
Support Sugar Cane Workers
Medical Needs Assessment from CAO/World Bank here.
CIEL Case Background: BITTER HARVEST: DEFENDING COMMUNITIES IN NICARAGUA here.
Final Medical Needs Assessment 2011 here
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN NICARAGUA:
A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF
INTERVIEWS (December 2011) here
Evaluation of the Potential for an Epidemiologic Study of the Association between Work
Practices and Exposure and Chronic Kidney Disease at the Ingenio San Antonio (January 2012) here
Boston University investigation of chronic kidney disease in Western Nicaragua, 2009-2012 here
The NH/LSCP is organizing support for workers and communities in Goyena and Chichigalpa negatively affected by the Nicaragua Sugar Estates, Ltd (NSEL), a large corporation producing sugar and ethanol. NSEL is violating clear labor and environmental standards with the support of US-based funds with numerous – often unseen - victims. Over 1000 sugar cane workers have died from an epidemic of chronic renal insufficiency. (To learn more go to background.) many believe is related to the harsh working conditions and chemical used in cane production. In March 2008, with the help of the Center of International Environmental Law, the affected communities and workers filed a complaint with the IFC/World Bank which had made a $55 million dollar loan to NSEL in 2006.
We are also looking for volunteers and interns to expand this effort. For more information, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, Join Flor de Cana Boycott to support workers!!