Five Days of Opportunity! Saturday April 15th – Wednesday April 19th

We are very pleased to share that our community will be welcoming two guests in the coming week from Colombia and Cuba.  Please join in the learning and sharing!


SATURDAY, APRIL 15th, 6-9pm

PSU Smith Memorial Student Union 338, Vanport Room.

We are pleased to welcome Carmenza Tez-Juagibioy:

Solidarity: “For the Earth, For Life, For Our Existence”

Indigenous Colombian Defender of Waters, Land, Communities, the Amazon. Plus Defenders of international and local peoples, waters, human rights.

Sponsored by: Colombia Support Network and PSU Sustainability Leadership Network.
Assistance by PSU Students United for Nonviolence, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, and others.

SUNDAY, APRIL 16th – Celilo Longhouse First Salmon Ceremonies with Carmenza

Celilo Exit off of I-84, Exit 97, roughly 13 miles east of The Dalles

~7:30-8am – Portland All Nations Canoe Family with Carmenza land canoe

~9am – Ceremonies for First Salmon of the year

~noon – Salmon Feast

~ afternoon, approximately 2:30pm – Carmenza will speak

TUESDAY,  April 18th, 6pm

Augustana Lutheran Church – 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

We welcome:


Manolo de los Santos, IFCO Staff who has lived last 4 years in Cuba. Cuban conditions and actions to support carrying out normalizing relations with the US.

Manolo De Los Santos (1989) is a staff member of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO). He works in the Pastors for Peace program, coordinating solidarity, community organizing and political education projects in Haiti, Cuba and Central America. In the last decade he has co-led numerous delegations & caravans to Cuba in civil disobedience of the US blockade. Manolo currently lives in Cuba where he is studying Theology & Philosophy at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas.. 

WEDNESDAY, April 19th,   Come with Manolo to Visit Local Congressional Staff

– stay tuned for details, and contact if you would like to join!