Wilfredo Berrios and Marrielos De Leon from the Salvadoran Union Front
In June 2010, CISPES sponsored a delegation of eight Salvadoran youth on a trip back to El Salvador. This delegation was designed to re/connect young Salvadorans raised abroad with their Salvadoran history, culture, and with El Salvador’s current social and political realities. Video produced by Nicola Chávez-Courtright. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9j92mG_Mis
On June 1, Mauricio Funes and Salvador Sanchez Ceren were inaugurated as President and Vice President of El Salvador. CISPES was on hand for the historic occasion, at both the official inauguration and the popular celebration at the Cuscatlan Stadium. Que viva!
“Unidos por el Cambio” was a CISPES promotional video (produced by Jason Wallach) in the lead-up to the 2009 elections in El Salvador. CISPES was on it’s way to bringing one of the largest elections observing delegations since 1994 to El Salvador for the March presidential elections, and this video captured the energy in CISPES’s campaign to stop US intervention and support the Salvadoran social movement in defending the vote.
DON WHITE, 1937-2008 Check out the Don White memorial blog here
Watch a wonderful video of Don here.
Don White, long time CISPES activist in Los Angeles, passed away at his home in Los Angeles on June 19, 2008. He will be missed, not only by his family, but by literally hundreds of friends and associates of the many organizations in which he was so passionately involved over the past three decades.
To see more pictures of Don go here
On July 30, 2007 CISPES and organized a protest at the Salvador Consulate in Boston against recent arrests under the anti-terrorism law in El Salvador, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), the threat of water privatization.
Long-time CISPES member Paul Raymond passed away in May, 2007. Paul visited El Salvador many times with CISPES over the years, was a devoted member of the Seattle CISPES chapter, and a stalwart supporter of the struggle in El Salvador. He is an amazing example of solidarity, someone who gave his life to building community, challenging power and fighting for a better world.
Paul helped found the Northwest School in Seattle in the early 1980s. Read more about Paul’s life in this obituary in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.