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Exploited Labor: News & Updates
July 15, 2017
killing of labor rights defender Eugenio López y López during a peaceful protest of former agricultural workers in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango Department
June 15, 2017 to June 24, 2017
Travel with IRTF on a delegation to Colombia with Christian Peacemaker Teams(CPT)
March 24, 2017 to March 26, 2017
Join us March 26th for a powerful vigil at Wendy’s headquarters and a lively human rights parade in downtown Columbus!
September 22, 2016
Murder of peasant farmer leader Cecilia Coicue, age 62, in the village of Cominera, municipality of Corinto in Cauca Department.
August 25, 2016
The National Federation of Agricultural Workers Unions (Fensuagro), their affiliate and allies in the Department of Putumayo, are in imminent danger from the Colombian Armed Forces.
April 15, 2016 to April 18, 2016
Lift Every Voice: Racism, Class and Power grassroots advocacy for justice
March 28, 2016
Back from her 2-week delegation to Honduras with the topic Women Leading the Way to Justice and Peace, Sophie will report from her experience of peaceful resistance in the country with the highest homicide rate in the world.
After learning for two weeks from the people protecting their traditional lands and resisting the violence by Tahoe Resources, Wilber will talk about his journey to the counrty directly north of his native El Salvador.
Come and discuss with us:
How can we better act in solidarity with the people in Central America?
February 6, 2016
The InterReligious Task Force, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University, presents the 16th annual Social Justice Teach-In as a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about critical human rights issues and practice hands-on skills to organize for change. This annual event attracts 500+ participants, many from area high schools and colleges. The Teach-In will provide participants with information, skills, and resources to support their own social justice programming at their schools and congregations.
January 24, 2016
death threats to José Miltiades Sanchez, a member of Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE)-Valle del Cauca and union leaders Wilson Sáenz and Julian Lozano of the Central Union of Workers–Valle (CUT–Valle), and the president of the Union of Street Vendors, Yimy Nuñez.
December 15, 2015
threats to Catholic priest and migrant rights defender Fray Aurelio Montero Vásquez, who presented a legal complaint for the kidnapping and sexual violence of migrants in Tenosique, Tabasco State.