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Justice in Motion: Responding to Changing Needs With Nicaragua's Poor

(Meetings and Lectures)

RSVP by April 12, program is on April 16th
12:00 pm
BSB 100
2013-04-09
Faye Ratliff 792-6647 ratlifcf@musc.edu

The MUSC Center for Global Health and the College of Pharmacy Diversity Committee is hosting a presentation by Sarah Junkin Woodard on Tuesday, April 16th in BSB 100 at noon. Sarah comes to us from the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA), the Nicaraguan project of the non-profit, faith-based organization, the Jubilee House Community (JHC). Before moving to Nicaragua in 1994, the JHC operated shelters for the homeless and battered women in Statesville, NC. Working in Nicaragua for the past 19 years, the CDCA seeks to respond to human needs created by poverty in the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere. The CDCA focuses on justice now, working towards freedom from poverty, helping communities become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities, specifically in the areas of:

- sustainable economic development
- organic agriculture
- appropriate technology
- education
- health care

Sarah says, "The CDCA has been called to work with, and speak on behalf of, the poor in our area of Nicaragua, and to share their lives and stories with folk in the U.S., to bridge the gap between us and our neighbors." Tax-deductible donations and proceeds from craft sales go to the operating expenses of the project.

A Central American-themed lunch will be provided to attendes that RSVP at the following link by this Friday, April 12th:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuiPGTdv3U_edFBIbm5uNjJwRm9pQS1LVnFRY3FhMlE&usp=sharing

Hope to see you there!

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