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Forthcoming Events in London,Shipley, Bristol, and Oxford

NSC News | Thursday, 27 September 2018 |

Thursday 27 September, 7.30pm, Shipley. The Tisma Project will host a skype conversation with John Perry who lives in Masaya, Nicaragua, to talk about the unrest of the past 6 months and how it might affect social programmes and twinning links. For details:  https://www.facebook.com/vivabradford/

Tuesday 16 October, AGM of the Oxford Leon Association and Trust. 7pm.  Wesley  Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH. Guest speaker:  Professor Valpy Fitzgerald, St Antony's College who will give an informal talk about the current crisis in Nicaragua and take questions. https://www.oxleonlink.org.uk/events/

21 – 23 October: Annual Summit of Global Parliament of Mayors, Bristol. The Global Parliament of Mayors is a governance body of, by and for mayors from all continents. It builds on the experience, expertise and leadership of mayors in tackling local challenges resulting from global problems. At the same time, it brings local knowledge to the table and thus participates actively in global strategy debates and underscores the need for practical, action oriented solutions.

Raul Ruiz, the mayor of Bristol’s twin town Puerto Morazan will be participating along with the Mayor of Leon Roger Gurdian representing the Association of Nicaraguan Mayors. Further information: https://globalparliamentofmayors.org/

22 November:  A children’s celebration in music of Oxford’s twin cities including Leon.1.30 – 3.30pm. Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall. Further information: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/events/event/496/musicians_needed_a_celebration_of_oxfords_twin_cities_in_mu

Saturday 1 December, 9.15 Annual Latin America Adelante Conference, Congress House.  The Trump Presidency has overseen a worrying rise in US interventions in Latin America, with the blockade of Cuba being tightened, sanctions threatened on Nicaragua, and Trump pushing for military intervention in Venezuela. But the resurgent right-wing in Latin America is facing resistance, with the Left winning the Mexican election, and trade unionists and popular movements mobilising to defend social progress across the region. Come along to hear eyewitness accounts and get involved in standing up to Trump’s interventions in Latin America.

SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE: Dr Mariela Castro, Cuban MP & director of CENESEX; Maritza Espinales, Nicaraguan trade unionist and MP; Guillaume Long, former Ecuadorian Foreign Minister; Rocio Maneiro, Embassy of Venezuela;  Tariq Ali ; Chris Williamson MP & many more to be confirmed. https://latinamericaconference.wordpress.com/