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Events in Bristol, Liverpool, London, Norwich, Oxford

NSC News | Wednesday, 19 February 2020 |

Highlights include Fairtrade events, film showings, talks on Nicaragua/Latin America, a performance of the Nicaraguan Misa Campesina, and a vitual music and arts exchange between Norwich and El Viejo in Nicaragua.

Visit of Nicaragua Fairtrade coffee producer

Nicaraguan Fairtrade coffee producer Gloria Talavera González will be visiting London 20 – 22 February as a guest of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. Gloria will then go to Bristol for a two week programme organised by Bristol Link with Nicaragua and Bristol and South Glos Fairtrade Network.

Gloria is from the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (UCA) SOPPEXCCA which has 650 members producing Fairtrade coffee for export and organic cacao, fruit and vegetables for local consumption. They sell their fruit and vegetables on a stall in the local town.

During her stay Gloria will be talking to a wide variety of groups about her life as a farmer, the challenges she faces particularly as a consequence of the climate emergency…and what Fairtrade means to SOPPEXCCA’s farmers.

Further information: Gloria's story

Thursday 20 February: LONDON. Gloria will be speaking on ‘The Role of Fairtrade in Sustainability’, 3-4pm, Camden Council, 5 St Pancras Sq, N1C 2AG. Free Entry.

Tuesday 25 February: BRISTOL, Gloria will be talking about her experience of working through the Fairtrade system, 6.00 – 7.15pm, Better Food Café, Wapping Wharf, Bristol BS1 6WE. Free entry. https://www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk/fairtrade-events

Saturday 29 February: LONDON. Latin America Uncovered Festival. 12 noon – 1am. A day of Documentaries, Discussion and Dancing organised by Alborada. Rix Mix, 35-37 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA

12 – 6pm. Stalls and films from Chile, Cuba and Brazil.

6.30 – 7.45 The fight for social justice in Latin America: Speakers:Dan Kovalik (US Lawyer and author), Mariela Kohon (Senior International Officer at Trades Union Congress (TUC), and adviser in the Colombian peace process) and Alfredo Saad-Filho (Professor of Political Economy and International Development, King's College London, University of London); Pablo Navarrete (Founder and co-editor of Alborada and Alborada Films) Chair: Christine Blower (Former General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), International Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU)

8pm – 1am: Music and DJs Lokandes Quintet and Alborada Sound System & DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos)

Further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/179245543404219/

Sunday, 1 March: LIVERPOOL, The War on Democracy in Latin America 6 – 8pm with US lawyer, author and activist Dan Kovalik. Casa Bar, 29 Hope St, L1 9BQ. Organised by NW TUC International Committee and Alborada. https://www.facebook.com/events/179245543404219/

Wednesday, 4 March, LONDON, Trump, the Media and Latin America in 2020, with US human rights lawyer, author and peace activist Dan Kovalik, Speaker: Dan Kovalik, US lawyer, human rights advocate and author. 6-8.30pm. Talk and showing of film ‘Nicaragua: the April crisis and beyond’ by Dan Kovalik and German Guitierrez. Unite the Union, 128 Theobalds Rd, WC1 8TN (Holborn). Further information: http://www.nscag.org/news/article/298/talk-film-showing-the-us-war-on-democracy-in-latin-america

Saturday, 28 March, Simultaneously in NORWICH & NICARAGUA. Free Music & Arts Night, a virtual exchange between Norwich and its Nicaraguan twin town of El Viejo. This event will be live streamed 7-9 pm in Norwich and 1-3pm in Nicaragua. It will be inaugurated by the Lord Mayor of Norwich and the Mayor of El Viejo. Silver Road Community Centre, Norwich, doors open at 6 pm. Refreshments will be available. Further information: 07896 179 833

Sunday, 29 March, OXFORD, 11.30am Mass and performance of the Nicaraguan Misa Campesina, Blackfriars, 64 St Giles, OX1 3LY. On 21 and 28 March there will be rehearsals for all singers and musicians who would like to take part. Contact jen_houston@hotmail.com Organised by the Oxford – Leon Association.