Another way is possible: the example of Nicaragua
Solidarity event organised by NSC and NSCAG
Saturday 29 October, 2.30 – 4.30pm, in person only, Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London N1 9PW
Francisco Dominguez, NSCAG Executive Committee
Marlen Sanchez, Director of the Latin America Institute for Agroecology in Nicaragua, member of the international relations secretariat of the Rural Workers Association (ATC) and CLOC, the Latin America region of La Via Campesina
Report back from a recent UK-Nicaragua teacher exchange co-ordinated by the NEU and NSCAG
Alix Hughes, Bristol Link with Nicaragua, recently returned from visiting Bristol’s link with Puerto Morazan
Special guest: Guisell Morales, Nicaraguan ambassador to the UK and Ireland
Chair: Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords
For 43 years NSC and NSCAG have stood in solidarity with the Nicaraguan people and social organisations and movements through building links between UK organisations and their Nicaraguan counterparts.
Join us in this solidarity event to learn more about how this has developed over recent years, particularly through education and rural development.
Through a continuation of the 1979 Revolution, Nicaragua and its social movements demonstrate not just in rhetoric but also in action how to build a better life for the majority of their people.
With 58% of the national budget devoted to health and education, and with priority given to supporting the social economy, low-cost housing and improved infrastructure, Nicaragua is a shining example of what can be achieved when people are put before profit.
Since 2018 this has been achieved despite an attempted coup, the Covid pandemic, two major hurricanes and US sanctions.
Political space opened up by the government has enabled social movements such as the ATC to focus on rural development programmes that build food sovereignty, agroecology and social transformation, the priorities of La Via Campesina.
Free admission but donations welcome
Organised by NSC and NSCAG