According to the press, things are quiet down since the spring and summer when protests, followed by a swift government crackdown, sent Nicaragua into six months of turmoil. Things may be calmer, but what’s really happening as people pick up the pieces and go about their daily lives?
Join us on Saturday December 8th at 6:30 for an important update on the situation in Nicaragua. We’ve asked Douglas Castro, an academic researcher with the Jesuit Central American University in Managua (UCA) to help us understand what is happening now, and what we might expect in Nicaragua during the relative calm. He know’s a thing or two about popular uprisings and social movements – his academic research is focused on them. As well, the students at his university, la UCA, were actively engaged in the protests against social security cuts that sent the country reeling — students took over the campus and attempted to create a place to organize.
In spite of the difficult situation, we will also spread the holiday cheer and celebrate another great year of people to people work in Nicaragua. Catch up with friends, enjoy a great meal and participate in an important conversation that will help inform us about our work for the future.
RSVP to Susan Steiner — firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday evening, December 8th. Dinner at 6:30, Presentation at 7:30
Summit-Chatham Friends Meeting, 158 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ.
$10 adults. Kids free.