"The Essential Role of Community Organizing in National Change"
Madison Arcatao Sister City Project (MASCP)
Monday, October 2, 2017
336 Ingraham Hall
In March, 2017, El Salvador became the first country in the world to ban metallic mining declaring it too destructive to their fragile environment and water resources. This revolution came after devastating pollution by multi-national gold mining companies, years of multi-dimensional community organizing in peasant communities, murders and imprisonment of movement leaders, political organizing at all levels of society and finally against-all-odds success.