Due to the earthquake in Mexico City in September 2017, we had to reschedule the Tribunal to June 2018. I am asking for you to consider scarifying a movie night, dinner for two, weekend getaway, happy hour drinks to help us reconvene the Tribunal as we forfeited deposits due to the earthquake. Any help reaching out to your friends for contributions would be great. Here is what I have been up too:
I am volunteering with the NLG International sub-committee on Meso-America. We are holding two Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico from June 22 to July 1, 2018. For more information go to: www.internationaltribunalofconscience.org I raised $3,690 in 2017, but I was still trying to close a $1,300 gap.
? We have 23 people attending the Tenosique, Southern Border of Mexico, part of the tribunal to address immigration issues.
? We have over 60 people attending the Guerrero, Ayotzinapa, part of the Tribunal to address impunity and the disappearance of 43 indigenous students who were being trained to be teachers.
? We have 4 artists and 6 human rights defenders from Mexico who need our assistances for travel and cost.
? One recent graduate from New York who needs $300 to travel with us, and one artist from San Francisco who needs $600 to travel with us.
? Donations so far range from $1,600, $500 to $25.
? Each of the US participants is contributing toward their participation to help pay for our Mexican brothers and sisters who do not have the means but the needs.
? However, I am $1,300 short of my fundraising goal and the campaign is $5,000 short.
I am therefore writing to friends and family to contribute what they can.
? The artist will be providing healing workshops for the parents of the 43 disappeared students.
? The human right defenders will be providing testimony and/or be jurors on the tribunal.
I am attaching the tax-deductible donation link for your consideration. If you have the time, please become a fundraiser by tapping the fundraiser option on the link below and fill out the boxes. The site does the rest for you by connecting to your Facebook and sending out a request.
Thank you for your consideration. We cannot do this without the support of the international community.