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June 8, 2024: Baile Latine: Ritmos de Latinoamerica
8:00 - 11:30 PM
Franklin Circle Church Hall 1688 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

IRTF Annual Latin Dance Party 👯‍♀️ Funk the War Tax, Come Boogie with Us.

Kick off your summer with a celebration of the music and culture of Latin America‼️

Please see below:

1- info

2- tickets

3- volunteers needed

4- co-sponsors (and raffle donors) welcome


Sponsorships available
Dance lessons by Nadia and Martin
DJ Manny spinning jams 
Professional Performances 

$25 ticket includes dance, lesson, performances and food (8-11:30pm). 
$15 ticket for open dancing (9:30-11:30pm)
$5 more at the door. All fees are suggested. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Inquire about reduced price solidarity tickets OR opportunities to volunteer!

Parking lot first come, first served. Street parking after lot is full. 

Click “already paid” to send a check to the office (3606 Bridge Ave. CLE, OH 44113) or pay on our website or via PayPal @irtfcleveland or Venmo @irtfcleveland


1- Event Info

Baile Latine: Ritmos de Latinoamérica (Rhythms of Latin America)

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 8-11:30pm

Where: Franklin Circle Church Hall (basement, but there is an elevator from street level)

1688 Fulton Rd., Cleveland 44113

located behind Lutheran Hospital on the Near West Side

parking in church lot and along the street


Why: To cut loose and have fun after many months of hard work on human rights issues impacting people in Latin America and structural injustice issues here.  We need to take time out to celebrate this wonderful community of support that we share.


Who: In addition to you and your friends, and the IRTF board and staff, we’ll have

-presentaciónes de baile (dance performances)

-lecciones de baile (dance instructors) para varios ritmos, inclusivo merengue, cumbia, tango, bachata, reggaeton, salsa)

-baile abierto con DJ (DJ for open dance floor) 9:30-11:30pm



pasa bocas (hors d’oeuvres)

refrescos típicos de centroamérica (soft drinks)



2 – Tickets: $15 or $25

$25 advance tickets

se incluye: pasa bocas, refrescos típicos, presentaciónes de baile, lecciones de baile

(includes hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, dance performances, dance lessons)

There will be plenty of group dancing, so no need to bring a dance partner.

Habrá muchos bailes en grupo, así que no es necesario traer pareja de baile.


$15 advance tickets for open dancing only (admission after 9:30pm )

(boletos para baile abierto solamente)


At-the-door price: ickets are $5 more at the door

(Los boletos de admisión cuestan $5 más en la puerta)



3- Volunteers needed

We need lots of help for this big event on June 8. Please let us know if you can help with any of these main needs, either before the event or at the event.

(Necesitamos mucha ayuda para este gran evento el 8 de junio.  Favor de avisarnos si Ud. puede ayudar con alguna de estas necesidades principales, antes del evento o durante el evento.)


Volunteer Needs

set-up and decorating

registration table

food: solicit food donations from restaurants, groceries, bakeries

kitchen and food stations

beverage stations

raffle: solicit prizes and organize the raffle table

co-sponors: solicit co-sponsors

social media: help us promote the event

clean-up and take the recycling

Email or call 216 961 0003.


Necesitamos ayuda con:

montaje y decoración

mesa de registro

comida: solicitar donaciones de restaurantes, tiendas, panaderías

estaciones de cocina y comida

estaciones de bebidas

sorteo/rifa: solicitar premios y organizar la mesa del sorteo

co-patrocinadores: solicitar copatrocinadores

redes sociales: ayúdanos a promocionar el evento

limpiar y llevar el reciclaje

comuníquese con or llame 216 961 0003.



4- Co-Sponsors welcomed

In-kind donations of food and refreshments are greatly appreciated, as well as donations for raffle prizes: gift cards, temporary memberships, event tickets, vouchers, merchandise, gift baskets, etc.

Sponsor levels range $100-$500.

To become a sponsor, see our sponsor form here or email us .


Call us at 216. 961. 0003.

Thank you!



July 8, 2024 to July 17, 2024: CPT Colombia Delegations (English Speaking)

The mining and farming communities of Northeast Antioquia fear a new escalation of violence by different armed groups in their territory. The lack of implementation of the peace agreements signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC- in 2016 has created an environment where there is no guarantee for establishing a comprehensive and lasting peace. Faced with the panorama of abandonment, the communities that walk in resistance accompanied by the Corporation for Humanitarian Action and Peaceful Coexistence of Northeast Antioquia – CAHUCOPANA, weave alternatives to war and build paths to move towards peace with social justice.

In this delegation, you will share with communities and grassroots organizations that resist violence and oppression, building peace day by day. You will hear directly about their commitment to a dignified life based on respect for Human Rights, and you will discover how you can be part of the change. (You will also learn how to sleep in a hammock and keep mosquitoes away). It will be a transformative learning experience.

For more information:

August 1, 2024 to August 10, 2024: Honduras delegation: Root Causes of Migration

This delegation will  focus on US-backed militarism in Honduras and its negative impact on communities struggling against the climate crisis by contextualizing the root causes of climate migration. Delegates will learn directly from frontline communities and organizations centering the experiences of Indigenous and campesino people who are witnesses and victims of hyper-militarism and who are at risk of being displaced because of climate aggravation. This delegation intends to spread awareness of how militarism exacerbates the climate crisiss which harms the living conditions of Indigenous and campesino communities. Climate and anti-war activists are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as students interested in global human rights and climate migration.

Delegation Fee: $2,000 fee + airfare (sliding scale range available for request on application

Delegation fee covers all meals, lodging, transportation, interpretation, and reading and activist tools

Sliding Scale: $1,000-$2,500+

The delegation fee covers all in-country expenses (lodging, travel, meals, interpretation, etc.) along with pre-travel resources, reading lists, and support. The delegation fee also covers our international team’s expenses for delegation preparation and coordination. Any amount paid over the delegation fee will go to support delegation scholarship and sliding scales, helping to ensure the delegations are more accessible to everyone. A delegation payment of $2,000 or more is ideal to cover all of your expenses and the broader delegation needs-- please pay this amount if you have institutional support or other financial resources. 

Application and $300 deposit due May 1st, 2024

The remaining balance, due June 15th, 2024

​Vaccination Policy: We require that all delegates be fully vaccinated and we ask that you please get your booster shot. Read our full vaccination policy here

​Refund policy: Read our full refund policy here