Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Mir Centre for Peace
On International Women's Day, March 8, the Mir Centre for Peace is hosting an event in Nelson - Remembering Berta Caceres: One Year Later.
On March 2, 2016, Berta Caceres, one of the world's greatest leaders for social justice, human rights and defense of the planet was assassinated in her bed in her hometown of La Esperanza, Honduras. Her murder is believed to have been ordered by the highest levels of the Honduran State - a regime linked to the murders of hundreds of land defenders and human rights activists since the 2009 coup.
Join Mir Centre for Peace for a very special evening commemorating this great woman by watching the story of her life and death in the short film, Honduras: Blood and Water. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to speak via Skype with her close friend, Grahame Russell, a Canadian human right's activist who had been working with Berta since the late 1990s.
Refreshments will be served.
Location: Nelson - UBC Education #1 - 266 Baker Street.
Date: March 8 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 with proceeds going
toward the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras.
More info: Cara-Lee Malange - 250.365.1261