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Liberation Lab: Building a Better World Together

Saturday, April 22, 2023
11 pm-5 pm
Pivot Art Center, 2937 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Surviving This World—and Building a Better World Together!

On Saturday, April 22, together with the Young Latino Networ, IRTF is holding our annual Liberation, our first in-person annual Social Justice Teach-In in three years. Come by for a day full of art, workshops, and community-building. We are collaborating with organizations, activists, and organizers from all over Ohio, Central America, and other parts of the U.S. to talk about community organizing, events that are impacting our people, ways to elevate our understanding of the world we are living in, and how we can overcome every day hardships inflicted on us by systems labeling humans as resources instead of living beings.

The Liberation Lab on Earth Day will include opportunities to create beautiful screen prints, a space for kids to play and have fun, a keynote by the Honduran water and land defender Reynaldo Domínguez Ramos, workshops, fair trade coffee, authentic tacos, and a give-away of 200 tree saplings!

Our workshops will cover a widespread selection of topics that affect us and our communities in everyday life, including: ecological justice, food justice, energy and economic justice, reproductive justice, health disparities, migrant justice, and the abolition of oppressive systems that perpetuate structural racism and extreme economic inequality.

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 11am-5pm

WHERE: Pivot Center for Arts and Expression

2937 W 25th St, Cleveland 44109  (Clark-Fulton neighborhood; parking in lot and on side streets)


Reynaldo Domínguez is a long-time water and land defender of the Aguán Valley in northern Honduras. Reynaldo was unjustly imprisoned for his activism against mining and agro-industrial agriculture. Despite the persecution, Reynaldo keeps speaking out against the repression endured by Hondurans by forces that support the interests of global capitalism.

Reynaldo is an active leader of the Guapinol Environmental Defense Committee. He was one of several water defenders arrested and imprisoned in early 2019. Fortunately, he was released, along with four other water defenders, just two months later.  But then in August 2019, a court revoked their order of release, leaving the door open for the government to present more evidence against the environmental defenders over the next five years. This put Reynaldo and fellow water defenders at risk of being arrested and imprisoned again. In December 2022, the local government in Tocoa once again filed unjust criminal charges against Reynaldo and four others from Guapinol.

The event is completely free (at-will donations appreciated) and welcomes anyone interested in building a community of solidarity, peace, and fellowship.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Pivot Art Center on Saturday, April 22. Please share the Facebook event.

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Volunteers needed: If you would like to support our event by volunteering, please sign up at:                                     

Volunteers are needed for set-up, giveaways, and children's activities.

Drinks and a light lunch will be provided for all volunteers.  

Thanks to all sponsors supportting our Liberation Lab:

ARSP: Action Reconciliation Service for Peace

Cleveland Jobs with Justice

Cleveland Peace Action

Clevelanders for Public Transit

Code Pink - Cleveland

Community Peacemaker Teams

Community Shares of Greater Cleveland

Congregation of St. Joseph

Council on American-Islamic Relations - Ohio

Denver Justice & Peace Committee

Equal Exchange

Fellowship Of Reconciliation

lan Charnas

Latin America Working Group

Margaret W Wong & Associates

NEO Sierra Club

Nickie J. Antonio, State Senator 23rd District

Peter & Rachel DeGolia

Policy Matters Ohio

Repair the World

Rust Belt Riders

Sisters of the Humility of Mary

Ukraine Solidarity Network

Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland

The Vegan Fund

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

In solidarity, IRTF