13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

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NYC May 17, 2017 @7:00 PM – Doors open @ 6:30PM
13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance – Honoring Berta Cáceres

Performance and Discussion: U.S. Book Tour with Honduran author Melissa Cardoza and singer Karla Lara

Hosted by The Church of the Village – 201 W 13th St (corner of 7th Ave)

The event is free. RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/13-colors-of-the-honduran-resistance

Join us for an evening of inspiring theatre and discussion with two Honduran activists honoring the life of Berta Cáceres. Afro-indigenous autonomous feminist, poet and writer Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara, a feminist who voices resistance through song and writing, will perform stories from Melissa’s newly released book *13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance*. Both were amongst the closest friends to Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous leader and organizer of COPINH who was assassinated for her17798928_1333174563439279_4163371216685151827_n work in defense of the Lenca people and against patriarchy, capitalism, and racism. This book and this tour are dedicated to Berta. A post-performance dialogue will examine parallels between current struggles in Honduras and the U.S.

Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous fearless journalist, poet, writer and feminist organizer from Honduras, poetically relates some of the most compelling moments she has witnessed amidst the brutal repression and unyielding hope and struggle that have characterized post-coup Honduras today. She will be touring along with her fellow member of the Honduran Red de Defensoras or network of women rights defenders, beloved Honduran jazz/folk protest singer Karla Lara, who appears in one of the book’s stories and has been an icon and sharp voice in the resistance.
Karla Lara songs: http://ecologicalcommonwealth.org/materials/karla-lara-2/

Hosted by The Church of the Village
Sponsored by: 350NYC, Grassroots Global Justice (GGJA), Witness for Peace, MADRE. Global Kids, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, UPROSE, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), Urgent Action Fund – Latin America (UAF-LA), 350BK, Bronx Climate Justice North.

Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444126019222232/

Read more about Berta Cáceres here.
The Vision and Legacy of Berta Cáceres

Buy the book “13 Colors of Honduran Resistance: (in Spanish and English)
“13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance by Melissa Cardoza is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the many contours of Honduran feminists fighting for self-determination and dignity. These stories of bravery, of struggle and pain, and ultimately of a resilience rooted in a love for freedom will grip your heart. Cardoza is brilliant in storytelling, and ensures that, in memory of our sister Berta Cáceres, feminisms are three dimensional and span multiple experiences—trans, Black, elderly, and more. The lessons contained in these stories offer important reflections for all revolutionaries.” – Alicia Garza, co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Network

RSVP https://actionnetwork.org/events/13-colors-of-the-honduran-resistance

For inquiries: 350nyc@gmail.com


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