EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2017
Chicago Religious Leadership Network On Latin America wrote -
La Voz de los de Abajo has worked in solidarity with campesino and indigenous organizations in Honduras for nearly 15 years on community radio projects, human rights accompaniment, and supporting initiatives by small farmers and their organizations. Since the coup in June 2009, it has also organized multiple delegations from the U.S. to Honduras to provide human rights accompaniment to the organizations and communities resisting the coup. 2017 Pedal for Peace funds will be sent to the only hospital in the African-descended Garifuna territory founded and run by a Garifuna doctor, Dr. Luther Castillo, who with his staff of other young Garifuna physicians have treated well over 400,000 patients free of charge since 2007. In addition, Pedal for Peace funds will be sent to the National Center for Rural Workers (CNTC), which provides legal and organizational accompaniment to thousands of campesinos struggling for land and land reform.