Witness for Peace Delegation to Honduras — from Lyn Clark Pegg
Honduran Families and Communities Under Threat:
Learning from Indigenous Groups, Campesinos, and Human Rights Defenders
Central America, especially Honduras, has been in the news lately as children and families flood across the US-Mexican border. We will be in Honduras from January 9 – 19, and I am hoping that you all will consider this upcoming Witness for Peace delegation to learn first-hand about the root causes of that mass migration.
We will meet with community leaders, human rights lawyers, academics and journalists to understand how US economic policies have contributed to poverty and the rise of drug-related and criminal gangs. The delegation also will learn how US-funded police and military forces are involved in committing human rights abuses and enforcing a culture of impunity.
Honduras is in a very critical situation, and our witness and solidarity is especially important at this time. I hope you will be able to join us and spend 10 days in January with a great group of WFP delegates. Those 10 days can be life-changing! If you have any questions or thoughts, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone. Lyn Clark Pegg (218-348-3048)