Delegations

Agrarian & Worker Struggle in Nicaragua: 

Celebrating the ATC’s 40th Anniversary

NEW DATES: June 18 – 28, 2018

 

 

Honor the history of worker struggles for land and dignity in Nicaragua!

 

Nicaragua’s Rural Workers’ Association, or Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC), was founded in 1978 by landless farmworkers who, inspired by liberation theology, decided to change their lives and defend their rights in the midst of the 45-year Somoza regime. The ATC would become a major force for worker power in the Sandinista Revolution, through continuous farmworker literacy programs, collective bargaining, and women’s worker councils. The ATC is now a strong voice for food sovereignty and agroecology, both in Nicaragua and internationally as a member organization of the Latin American Coordination of Organizations from the Countryside (CLOC) and the global peasant movement, La Via Campesina.

Join the ATC in 2018 as it celebrates 40 years of struggle for dignity, health, land, water, seeds and social justice. The delegation will tour ATC cooperatives and labor unions in Estelí, the ATC’s autonomous schools, and spend a few days in a rural community homestay. Learn from the Via Campesina’s processes of popular peasant education, feminism and agroecology. Delegates are also invited to play an important role in building international solidarity through the creation of a declaration upon conclusion of the delegation to share with the broader solidarity community in the US and beyond.

This delegation being organized in collaboration between the ATC, the Friends of the ATC, and the Alliance for Global Justice.

 

Cost: $1200. Trip fee includes lodging, meals, in-country transport, translation, and staff coordination. You are responsible for international arrival (or other travel plans to Nicaragua) and personal expenses. Limited scholarships are available.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

All persons interested in participating in the delegation must fill out an online delegation application and submit a $200 trip deposit.

Online delegation application: https://goo.gl/forms/w45kXJkWDbqHmbGz2.

Trip deposit: Pay online (https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7315/donate_page/friends-of-atc-delegations) or by check (payable to “Friends of the ATC/AFGJ” with “Nicaragua delegation” in the memo line) to Alliance for Global Justice, 225 E 26th Street, Suite 1, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA.

Applications are due April 6th, 2018.

 

A delegation flyer can be downloaded here: Delegation Flyer

 

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