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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


We will be having our first meeting for our July 2010 trip.  If you are outside the Ottawa area and would like to be involved, please e-mail Paul McGuire (address below)



Thursday, November 12,

Frank Ryan Catholic School

Collective of Ontario Teachers Moving for Peace, Action, Development, and

Relationship in El Salvador

Unite with us for the third trip in forging sustainable links between Ontario Teachers and communities in El Salvador


 “Because there is nothing more genuine and honest than being involved in communities taking charge of their own lives.” Maureen Bourke, Gr 12 religion teacher, Holy Trinity H.S.

 “Because it’s a total rush seeing that social justice and economic sustainability is about survival and not just trendy catchphrases.” Wayne Ng, social worker, Student Services

 Because you love adventure and learning outside of the box

 Because you want to learn about meaningful partnerships with grassroots development agencies such as Development and Peace, Salvaide, CRIPDES, etc..

 Because your sense of social justice and analysis of the critical issues affecting people in the North and the South matters

 Because you want to witness El Salvadoran social movements as…

 Communities attempting to protect their own land from Canadian mining ventures

• Workers defending their rights in maquila and agro-export plantations

• Farmers collectivizing over the impact of biotechnology on food security

• Peasants (campesinos) struggling to recuperate land

• Women struggling to fully participate in their society

 Because you want to apply such experiences to the social teachings of the Church

This meeting is for all Board staff members who would like to join our delegation this July. This introductory meeting will take place November 12 from 4:00 – 5:30PM. Please contact Paul McGuire for more information.

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