Fundraiser at Church El Salvador
by Statesman Journal
The state of human rights in El Salvador will be discussed during a fundraiser Sunday at First Congregation Church United Church of Christ in Salem.
The social, political and economic climate of the Central American nation will be discussed during the event, which is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. at the church, located at 700 Marion St. NE.
Salvadorans Erika Murcia and Marina Diaz, of the Corporation of Rural Communities for Development of El Salvador, or CRIPDES, will be the keynote speakers.
Their U.S. visit coincides with International Day of Human Rights on Dec. 10, an event adopted by the United Nations in 1948 that honors individuals who work to defend, protect and promote fundamental freedoms.
The Salem event will include food, Salvadoran music, piñatas and discussions. The cost is $10 per adult, $7 for youths ages 12-18 and $4 for children younger than 12.
Funds will benefit the Salvadoran Humanitarian Aid Research Education Foundation, or S.H.A.R.E., an international nonprofit group that works for economic justice, democracy and sustainable development for impoverished and marginalized communities.