Witness for Peace Northwest is a politically independent network of individuals, organizations, and faith groups concerned about the impacts of U.S. and corporate policy on the people of the Americas. Motivated by current and historical realities, we are committed to transforming the world through nonviolent and organized activism. As a grassroots movement, WFP Northwest seeks to raise awareness of and give testimony to violations of human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean and to advocate for change in U.S. economic and social policies to better support these basic rights.
Confronting a US-fueled Human Rights Crisis
Nov 2-9, 2019
featuring Heidy Alachán
Heidy Alachán, attorney, writer and activist with Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia (MADJ)- Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice
Based in Honduras, MADJ is a social and political movement committed to working against impunity and corruption while building alternatives rooted in transparency, dignity and respect to human rights and the environment. MADJ communities are on the frontlines protecting their natural resources from unlawful exploitation through resistance camps, legal battles and incredible grassroots organizing. MADJ has been active in resistance movements in Honduras in the context of the 2009 coup, the 2017-2018 post-electoral crisis and, most recently, in the national strike by teachers and healthcare workers.
Heidy Alachán forms part of the MADJ legal team representing the family of internationally renowned indigenous and environmental rights activist, Berta Cáceres, in their struggle for justice for her assassination.
Schedule & Public Events
Nov 4 Corvallis, Monmouth
Nov 5 Woodburn, Portland
Nov 6 Portland
Nov 7 Seattle
Nov 8 Seattle
Nov 4 Monmouth
Western Oregon University
Health & Wellness, Room 105
Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies, Social Science Division Symposium, Humanities Division & Communications Dept. at WOU
Nov 4 Corvallis
Casa Latinos Unidos
1435 SW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97333
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Corvallis Latin America Solidarity Committee & Casa Latinos Unidos
Nov 5, Woodburn
Radio Interview in Spanish
KTUP 98.3 FM
“La Hora de La Voz del Pueblo”
Nov 6, Portland
Portland State University
Smith Union, 294
Co-sponsored by Students United for Nonviolence and PCASC - Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
Nov 7, Seattle
Co-sponsored by: Latin American Studies; Central America Initiative; International Studies; and, Indigenous Peoples Institute
For more information about this event, sponsored by a regional partner, please contact Nicholette: