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eyescratch on Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:08:31 +0100 (CET)


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Hi Everyone,

Elides Rivera, is a member of the Teribe people and lives in T=E9rraba,
a legally declared territory in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica. She has
been given the opportunity to represent her community in front of the
Human Rights Commission (COMISION INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS
=96CIDH) on March 1, 2005 in Washington, DC.

T=E9rraba, the territory where she lives along with three other
indigenous territories in Costa Rica's Southern Zone is being threatened
by the construction of a dam.  Elides is a longtime leader in her
community.  She is the first indigenous person to have been elected to
serve as municipal delegate in her province.  She successfully fought
for transportation for the communities' students so that they could
finally attend high school in the main town a forty minute bus ride
away; she has been a community educator; she has worked with women in
her community and other territories to confront domestic violence and to
develop income generation projects to help women/mothers gain some
financial independence.  My sister and I helped produce a video, which
was largely filmed by youths in the community.

Thank you to all those who made Elides' participation at the OAS
possible!

http://www.cidh.org/Comunicados/English/2005/8.05.htm
http://www.cidh.oas.org/Comunicados/English/2005/7.05eng.htm

She is now in New York City, and we have been kindly given the space at
the Cafe 7 Lounge in Inwood on Sunday March 20 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. We
will show the video produced in T=E9rraba, largely directed by Elides
and filmed by youths in the community.  It highlights the position of
various community members of different ages regarding the Boruca
mega-dam project threatening six territories in Costa Rica's Southern
Zone.  Elides will also talk about her experience in the indigenous
movement and her work in the municipal government.

This Sunday 3/20 between 4 and 7 pm.  We will probably start around
4:30 to allow people to trickle in and mingle. Please join us!

 {AT}  Cafe 7 Lounge
an Inwood Coffee House
4710 Broadway
New York
Take the A or 1 to Dyckman Street


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