CASA seeks volunteers for solidarity work in Chiapas and Oaxaca

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Jan 9 2007 15:22
CASA seeks volunteers for solidarity work in Chiapas and Oaxaca

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for CASA de la Paz and CASA Chapulin in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico. The CASA collectives are centers for solidarity work and education in Mexico. We seek to promote social justice and sustainable development in Mexico and the U.S. and build awareness of corporate globalization and human rights issues through first hand experiences. The collectives address the need for international solidarity and serve as educational spaces that allow volunteers to share skills and participate in projects to understand global systems of injustice and resistance. CASA faciliates the work of long term volunteers by matching the skills and interests of volunteers with the needs of local organizations and communities. We provide affordable housing, resources and a space for reflection and support as well as orientation to the Chiapas and Oaxaca contexts through a series of workshops and discussions.

CASA Volunteers are responsible for some combination of the following:
-volunteer work with local partner organization
-writing articles for our monthly news and analysis bulletin
-translations for human rights organizations and other partner organizations
-preparation for/ participation in weekly workshops designed to give orientation socio-political context of oaxaca and chiapas
-human rights accompaniment
-participation in the general life of the collective

Our partner organizations do not align themselves with a particular political party and aim to work appropriately in accordance with the expressed needs of communities. We work with organizations in many fields including conflict resolution, potable water, organic agriculture, women´s rights, indigenous rights, corporate globalization research, and independent media among others. Volunteers also participate in at least two weeks of human rights observation in the countryside.

Volunteers must be proficient in Spanish and make a minimum commitment of three months, (with preference given to volunteers who can commit 6 months to a year) and complete an application found at www.casacollective.org .

For more information, visit our webpage or contact:
Diana Denham- casachapulin @ gmail.com
Chris Thomas- casadelapaz @ gmail.com

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Mar 14 2007 13:28

We're still looking for folks to come to Chiapas and Oaxaca (particularly Oaxaca)...