Speakers Tour

Every season, a featured guest from Latin America joins us for one month on a speaking tour, bringing his or her story to communities, universities, and religious organizations across the southeastern United States. The aim of the Speakers Tour is to raise awareness and inspire involvement with issues concerning social and economic justice in Latin America. Past speakers include organizers, activists, and community leaders, and our speaking events are always free and open to the public.

Upcoming Speakers Tours

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Join us for our bilingual traveling lecture series covering FL, SC, NC, VA and DC. from February 15th to March 10th. A full schedule of events is below.

Elodia Castillo Vasquez, Maya Ch’orti’ indigenous authority and president of COMUNDICH in Guatemala, and Roderico Y. Díaz, indigenous Maya Kaqchikel photojournalist based in NC will present on: Recovering ancestral territory and rights under the threat of a militarized state; the current political situation and the effects of the recent state of siege in Guatemala; the fight for historical memory and justice after genocide in Guatemala; the effects of US policies Alliance for Prosperity and the “third safe country” agreement; how to take action in solidarity with grassroots communities in Latin America. For more information contact: emily@solidaritycollective.org, 919-322-8485

Únete a nosotros para nuestra serie de conferencias itinerantes bilingües que cubrirán FL, SC, NC y DC. del 15 de Febrero al 7 de Marzo. Un calendario completo de eventos está abajo.

 Elodia Castillo Vasquez, autoridad indígena Maya Ch’orti’ y presidenta de COMUNDICH en Guatemala, y Roderico Y. Díaz, fotoperiodista indígena maya Kaqchikel basado en Carolina del Norte presentarán sobre: Recuperando territorio ancestral y derechos bajo las amenazas de un estado militarizado; la situación política actual en Guatemala y los efectos del estado de sitio reciente; la lucha por la memoria histórica y la justicia después de genocidio en Guatemala; efectos de políticas de los Estados Unidos como el Plan para la Prosperidad y el acuerdo del “tercer país seguro”; como tomar acción en solidaridad con comunidades de base en América Latina  Para más información contactar: ​​emily@solidaritycollective.org, 919-322-8485


Feb 15: KISSIMMEE, FL: 11 AM – 12:30: Inhala Exhala: Climate + Healing Justice with QLATINX and Witness for Peace Southeast; 880 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Kissimmee, 34741

Feb 16: ORLANDO, FL: 1PM-3PM, Lunch and Discussion Iglesia Episcopal Jesús de Nazaret Christ The King Episcopal Church, 26 Willow Dr, Orlando, FL 32807; Farmworker Association of FL, Jobs with Justice

Feb 17: GAINESVILLE, FL: University of Florida; UF Center for Latin American Studies Hispanic-Latino Affairs

Feb 18: COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA; 7PM, Close-Hipp Building Room 351, Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies Carolina Peace

Feb 20: RALEIGH, NC: 5-6 PM NC State University, location: 200 Park Shops; International Studies Program ; Department of Anthropology

Feb 21: CHAPEL HILL, NC: 1-3 PM UNC Chapel Hill ; UNC-CH’s FedEx GEC, Room 4003; The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Feb 25: ELON, NC: 4.10 PM; Elon University, Carlton Commons; Peace and Conflict Studies; Department of World Languages and Cultures; Latin American Studies; The College of Arts and Sciences

Feb 27: SWANNANOA, NC: Warren Wilson College

Mar 3: ASHEVILLE, NC:12-1 PM UNC Asheville; Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall ; Department of Languages & Literatures Mar 4: BOONE, NC: Appalachian State University;Department of Anthropology



Past Speakers Tours

This October and November  we are excited to host Alicia Sevila Hidalgo, from the Martin Luther King Center in Cuba. Alicia lives and works in Matanzas, Cuba as a pastor, ecumenical leader, popular educator focusing and gender and liberation theology, and a prison educator. If you’d like to host Alicia at a local event during the tour, please contact us wfpse1@gmail.com!


Tentative Event Schedule/ Calendario de eventos (2018)

October 16th-18th: Kentucky

October 20-23rd: Tennessee

October 25-27th: Virginia

October 28th-November 2nd: North Carolina and Georgia

November 3-5th: Florida


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 Thank you to all of the WONDERFUL volunteers who have helped organize events, food, and transport throughout this tour. We are so very grateful!