northwest

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.

Regional Organizer

Kris Hannigan-Luther

Kris has been part of WFP Northwest since 2002

Upcoming events

Speaker Tour

 Honduras Resists: 

Confronting a US-fueled Human Rights Crisis

Nov 2-9

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

Public Presentation

Western Oregon University

Health & Wellness, Room 105

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies, Social Science Division Symposium, Humanities Division & Communications Dept. at WOU

Nov 4 Corvallis

Public Presentation

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

Radio Poder 

KTUP 98.3 FM

“La Hora de La Voz del Pueblo”

PCUN

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Nov 6, Portland

Public Presentation

Portland State University

Smith Union, 294

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Students United for Nonviolence and PCASC - Portland Central America Solidarity Committee

Nov 7, Seattle

Public Presentation

Seattle University

Engineering, 312

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by: Latin American Studies; Central America Initiative; International Studies; and, Indigenous Peoples Institute

WFP Solidarity Collective

P.O. Box 6078

Minneapolis, MN  55406