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IRTF Events Calendar

June 15, 2017 to June 24, 2017
Delegation to Colombia

We will be going to small farming and mining communities in the rural areas of the Magdalen Medio region. A region caught in the crossfires of war and more recently hyper-development.

Cost: $1,000 delegation not including airfare 
applications can be found on CPT's website 

For more information please email and join the FaceBook event

CPT is an organization which accompanies grassroots initiatives to expose and transform structures of domination and oppression through active nonviolence.

August 11, 2017: Summer Solidarity Coffeehouse
St. Paul's Community Church, UCC 4427 Franklin, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Live Music. Poetry. Refreshments (Fair Trade of course). 

Updates from IRTF staff who have recently traveled to Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

FaceBook Event

October 21, 2017: Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo
9:30 am-3:30 pm
John Carroll University

Initiated in 2005, The Teach-In & Expo brings people together from across the state to learn about and become more involved in supporting FAIR TRADE – a model for socially and environmentally conscious consumerism.

More information to come on

November 5, 2017: IRTF Annual Commemoration of the Martyrs
4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Beaumont School 3301 N Park Blvd Cleveland Heights OH 44118

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, the InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF) will commemorate the 36th anniversary of the martyrdom of Cleveland women in El Salvador. On December 2, 1980—four US women (including Cleveland’s Jean Donovan and Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel) paid with their lives for deciding to stay in solidarity with oppressed and marginalized peoples, despite political turmoil in El Salvador.

Our organization was founded to carry forward their legacy. Since 1981, we have been promoting peace and justice in Central America by engaging Ohioans in education and action. 

To commemorate the martyrdom of the Cleveland women and empower people to carry on their legacy, we need your help!

We respectfully request that you consider a sponsorship or a donation (gift card or product for our auction) towards our Annual Commemoration of the Martyrs.

This event will be held at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights. Approximately 300 IRTF friends and supporters will gather for a social hour, sit down dinner and interfaith service. Our keynote speaker from Nicaragua will be Marlen Sánchez, National Coordinator of Agroecology for the ATC (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo). In the 1990s, ATC helped found La Via Campesina, an international social movement that defends the rights of peasants, agricultural workers, women farmers, fishers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, and migrants in 80 countries around the world.