Centro Presente joins the Cambridge/El Salvador Sister City Project and The Consul General of El Salvador for New England in inviting you to two events this Saturday honoring the successful efforts of the Salvadoran people and their U.S allies for peace, justice and solidarity.

These events will be taking place as part of a national gathering of activists from U.S.-El Salvador sister city efforts from across the United States!

An Evening of Celebration and Solidarity

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 7-10 PM
Cambridge Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge

This inspiring event will include:
* Performances from Dean Stevens, students from the Amigos School, and youth from Centro Presente;
* Unveiling a «Wall of Solidarity;» and
* Special guests: Celia Medrano, Consul General of El Salvador in Washington, D.C. and German González of CRIPDES (The National Council of the Association of Rural Communities for the Development of El Salvador
* Dancing to the live musical tropical sounds of Nueva Zona.

Supper is available. This event is free and open to the public.

El Salvador: Reactions to Change and Communities Coming Together for Peace over Violence

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 9:30 AM – noon
The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

The Cambridge-El Salvador Sister City Project is holding an open program for people to hear from German Gonzalez about what is happening today in El Salvador, and then from activists from sister city communities across the U.S. While there is an ominous new pattern of violence in El Salvador attempting to destabilize the current progressive government, there are powerful and creative community efforts to respond.

For more information on either of these events, please email cambridgeelsalvador@gmail.com (English) or jealeman@rree.gob.sv (Español) — or call 617.899.4990

Co-sponsors: Cambridge Peace Commission, Arlington-Teocinte Sister City, Centro Presente, Boston CISPES, Office of Councilor Marjorie Decker, Watertown-El Tremedal Sister City

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