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Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2010

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2010_ead_web_graphicWe have a special opportunity for activists coming up March 19-22nd, 2010! Mark your calendars now for Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD), entitled, A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Peoples.

EAD is for everybody. Whether you're a seasoned activist or a newcomer to the scene, if you're a Latin America guru or a social justice minded citizen simply looking to broaden your horizons, everyone can take something valuable away from this conference.

So come spend a weekend with LAWG learning from expert speakers about Honduras, Colombia, the U.S.-Mexico border, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, immigration reform, and the root causes that force thousands of individuals to migrate each year; then, put your knowledge in action on Monday in meetings, on the hill, with your representatives!

You can register today! Click here to reserve your spot in next year’s conference.

This is our chance to tell our leaders, in person, what we believe is important for the United States to prioritize in its policies towards Latin America. That’s why LAWG is working hard to organize another great Latin America Track, with workshops including:

•    So How’s It Going?  The Obama Administration & Latin America;
•    Humanitarian Crisis on the Border: How to Build Sensible & Humane Policies;
•    Honduras:  Back to the Past, On to the Future;
•    The Cuban Diaspora: A Changed Community;
•    Fleeing from Violence: Colombia’s Refugees and Displaced People;
•    Immigration Reform 101;
•    Global Connections: Understanding the Push & Pull Factors of Migration;
•    Haiti: Rebuilding with Rights.

To learn more about these workshops, click here to see their brief descriptions.

Seen enough to spark your interest? Then register right now by clicking here.

Are you a young adult feeling the strains of a tight budget? Not to worry. We know the importance of having all generations represented and giving you the special opportunity to travel to D.C. to advocate for your beliefs. That’s why EAD is offering scholarships to individuals (ages 18-35) and has organized a facebook group to help you network with others. Applying is easy. Click here to view application instructions, due by Feb. 6th, and learn how you can coordinate with others to make your trip to Washington more affordable.

If you would like to learn more about the conference as a whole, clicking here will take you to the official Ecumenical Advocacy Days website.

We look forward to seeing you in March!