Community Papers

Castlegar a stop on Guatemalan speaker's tour

Leocadio Juracan, a leader in the Guatemalan farmers movement and currently touring Canada, will speak at 7 p.m. _ Thursday, June 12 at the Mir Centre for Peace, Selkirk College, Castlegar Campus.  He will talk about the power of fair trade to support sustainable land struggles and the pressures currently facing farmers in Guatemala with mega‐development projects.

According to nursing instructor, Mary Ann Morris "I just returned from Guatemala with the nursing students and had a wonderful experience all around.  Everywhere we went, people were talking about Leocadio and the CCDA.  We kept hearing about his integrity, vision, and their incredible efforts to mobilize and unite farmers and Indigenous people throughout Guatemala.

We are so incredibly FORTUNATE to have Leocadio coming to speak with us - let folks know this is a presentation not to be missed - wow!"

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Liquor changes could push up prices
 
What to do with school boards?
 
Stay back from raging Chilliwack-Vedder river system
New director for Area H covers the tiny communities around Cultus
 
Richmond couple pitch touchscreen innovation to Dragons’ Den
 
Winter Magic
BCA leaves nothing to chance
 
Jim Cuddy riding rails with CP Holiday Train
 
Burnaby veteran helps mark 70th anniversary of Italian Campaign