Take advantage of a great opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture and community-building in Central America as two leaders of the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America share their experiences with Portland on Sunday April 30 from 6-8:30pm at St. Andrews Community Center (806 NE Alberta).
Come welcome "Chencho" Alas, Founder, and meet new Executive Director Ike Treviņo at a fundraiser to continue assisting women and men in developing the ability to provide for themselves and assist their neighbors so they may eat for a lifetime.
Learn about the projects supported by the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America to bring peace and self-sufficiency to 86 rural communities in el Salvador, known as the "Zona de la Paz".
These projects include sustainable agriculture, and a youth art program for ex-gang members.
Of course, like any proper cultural enrichment experience, there will be food, music, and art from El Salvador in addition to a reading by a Columbian Poet.
Donations at the door: $5-$10 sliding scale (no one turned away)
Help us raise money for two Salvadoran Art Students to come and study
Art in Portland
This event is sponsored by the Portland Central America Solidarity
Committee and St. Andrews Church
The Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America builds justice and peace through empowerment.
We work in partnership and solidarity with low-income communities in Central America organized to achieve environmental sustainability, economic self-sufficiency, social justice, and peace.
The Coordinadora is a Salvadoran campesino peasant movement working in eighty-six communities to address poverty, hunger, violence, and a lack of skills and education.
The FSSCA and the Coordinadora work together to empower rural communities at the grassroots level, supporting them in project design, creating local leadership and skills, and ensuring that programs truly meet local needs.