Wow! I have the honor and privilege to participate in the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) delegation to La Jornada Continental, a gathering of Social Movements from North and South America. There we will build international solidarity in the fight against the growing tide of neo-fascism and right-wing fundamentalism. So exciting, so necessary!
Will you help me get there! My goal is to raise $700 to offset the costs that GGJ is carrying in organizing the delegation. Any amount will be accepted, and all contributions greatly appreciated. Our collective future and that of our children and grandchildren are on the line. With a help from you I can get closer to my goal. PLEASE GIVE AS GENEROUSLY AS YOU CAN.
In love and solidarity,
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance is organizing a delegation to bring the North American contingent to the Jornada Continental for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism. This meeting will bring hemispheric social movement leaders together in conversation about new political ideas and provide development opportunities to help guide us on the path to defeating the rise of authoritarianism in the US and globally. While spaces are limited to folks in leadership roles, we are committing as a delegation to report back to our full membership.
Jornada Continental Background:
The Jornada Continental is a process of strategic coordination across social movement forces in the region. In 2015, movements gathered to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the defeat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The FTAA was proposed to further advance the North American Free Trade Agreement enacted in 1994, and would have established a free trade zone across the americas. In addition to celebrating this people’s victory, the movements launched the Jornada Continental as a process of articulation in defense of democracy and against neoliberalism. Given the political context across the Americas and in particular the resurgence of the Right, the Jornada has been seen as a way to converge forces toward sharing a common struggle and vision.
After meeting in 2017 in Uruguay, this year the Jornada Continental aims to bring together close to 1,500 people from social movement forces across the globe and the continent. Over the course of three days, participants will share deep assessments of the current political moment including the landscape of right wing fascism and the assault on democracy. From this assessment participants will consider what is needed and work to develop strategies for joint struggle.
North American Delegation Goals:
1. Build relationships both within US delegation and with allies regionally and globally.
2. Deepen understanding and analysis of regional political context and the right wing surge.
3. Engage in strategy development and consideration of international joint action.
THE DATES: October 30-November 7
Why We Need Your Support:
For many reasons, travel for this delegation is very expensive. The cost per person for this delegation is approximately $2500-3000. We are asking each delegate to raise at least $700 to help cover the costs