is still active, but it is now also appended to the archives of this blog.)
Note: Sen. Robledo has been a strong voice in the Colombian Senate in support of workers' rights and especially for the rights of workers and communities affected by multinational mines. We are privileged to have him here in Lynn.Avi
Discussion with Progressive
Colombian Senator Jorge Robledo
Friday, March 20th, 2009
6:30 . 8:30 pm
112 Exchange St in Lynn, MA
Light Refreshments will be served. Senator Robledo will deliver remarks in Spanish, with simultaneous English translation provided.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to speak with Senator Jorge Robledo, a prominent member of the National Senate in Colombia. The AFL-CIO Solidarity Center has been trying to build ties with Colombian trade unionists who are routinely assassinated in Colombia (more than any other country in the world combined) for speaking up for their rights. Senator Robledo has fought shoulder to shoulder with the Unions and the civic groups focusing on the plight of the indigenous peoples and small scale farmers of Colombia. He is a staunch opponent of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States and with the European Union.
Senator Robledo has recently been cofounder of the .Polo Democratico Alternativo (Democratic Alternative Pole). Before his transition into political life, the Senator was a professor at the National University in Manizales, Colombia and a syndicated columnist for several Colombian newspapers.
Event Sponsored by Colombia Vive, the North Shore Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the North Shore Colombian Solidarity Committee. Labor Donated.