Equipo Maiz training for Immigrant Allies
A Discussion with Nelson Orellana
Monday, April 19, 2010 * 6pm-9pm
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (1704 NE 43rd Ave., Portland, OR)
Space is limited!
To RSVP, contact the ONSM at 503.550.3510 or email@example.com
Nelson Orellana is a popular educator with Equipo Maiz, and he’s here all the way from El Salvador!
He’ll facilitate this participatory workshop, where we’ll learn and experience the practice of popular
education as we reflect on our roles as allies in the struggle for immigrant rights.
What is Equipo Maiz? In 1983, in the midst of El Salvador’s brutal civil war, parishes around San
Salvador founded Asociación Equipo Maízto help communities analyze and understand what was
happening in those years. Today, Equipo Maiz continues in this tradition, facilitating popular education
workshops and training programs for grassroots organizations and the general population of El
Salvador, focusing on leadership development, economic justice, gender, environmental issues and
civic participation. They also develop educational materials that seek to explain, through simple text
and lively, evocative drawings, issues of political and social relevance.
This event sponsored by: CAUSA, Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, Portland Central America Solidarity
Committee, Rural Organizing Project, and VOZ: Workers Rights Education Project.