CIPO-VAN would like to invite you to a very special fundraising dinner on June 14, 2014, which marks the 8th anniversary of what became known as “the Oaxaca Commune”: A popular uprising that started on June 14, 2006 against a State government unwilling to address the needs of the population and ready to use public and paramilitary forces in order to silence and murder dissenters.
We will prepare some of the best Mexican food & snacks you’ve ever had, and host a presentation and slideshow about the history of the struggle in Oaxaca since 2006. We will also present our most current campaign, Make Mexico Safe, in support of indigenous community organizers there.
If you cannot make it, please consider making a donation, and please give as generously as you can: without your support it will be very difficult to get this campaign off the ground! The fundraising dinner details are as follows:
Where: Dogwood Centre (706 Clark Drive, at Georgia)
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014. Doors at 6 PM, program starts at 6:30 PM.
Tickets: $25-$50 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Please call Gil at 604-828-8909 or Raul at 778-791-3419 to make a donation or for more information.
Thank you and see you then!
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Join us for an evening of Mexican food, friends and fun, and help us out packaging some oaxacan chocolate!
We have a few hundred pucks, made by Doña Vicky down in Oaxaca, that we need to package in small bags so we can continue providing good natural hot chocolate to our community. We are inviting everyone to help us out, and get creative to try diferent packaging options, looking for something nice, sustainable, and cheap!
We will have home-made Mexican food (we’re asking for donations to help cover costs) and music. These parties are always a lot of fun and we normally full of laughs. Come join us!
When: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, starting at 7 pm
Where: 2791 W 11th Avenue (basement entrance on the back )
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When/Cuando: 4 to 10 pm on the 17th of December, 2011
Where/Dondé: St. Helens’ Church, 3871 Pandora St., Burnaby (Hasting & Ingleton) Map
We are proud to announce the second Feria Latina (Latin Fair) from 4 to 10 pm on December 17th 2011, in St. Helens’ Church (3871 Pandora St, Burnaby).
Enjoy Latino food like empanadas, chorizos from Argentina, pupusas from El Salvador, chuchitos from Guatemala, and authentic Mexican tacos. There will also be delicious Central American coffee, teas, and hot chocolate. You will also find clothes, textiles, and more from Oaxaca, Chiapas and Guatemala – perfect Christmas gifts for all the family!
There will be music, dance, and cultural activities with local artists for young and old alike.
Join us in celebrating the diverse Latino community here in Vancouver! Continue reading La Feria Latina Va De Nuevo