March 5, 2013,
The Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton mourns passing of President Hugo Chavez
Members of the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton send greetings to our brothers and sisters of Venezuela, stating that we stand in Solidarity during this difficult period for the Venezuelan people. We wish to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of a very important Latin American leader, President Hugo Chavez. His passing has impacted us deeply, as we see him as an individual of high moral character dedicated to meeting the needs of the Venezuelan people and others internationally. We wish to inform the media and people of our communities that under the leadership of President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela was able to meet the following achievements:
-the elimination of illiteracy recognized by UNESCO
-the reduction of poverty by half and extreme poverty by 70%
-millions for the first time have access to health care
-college enrolment has more than doubled
-the number of people receiving old age pensions has quadrupled
These are but a few of the amazing achievements reached by President Chavez and his government. The members of memoria Viva will continue to support the vision of President Hugo Chavez and the people of Venezuela via the work of Vice-president Nicolás Maduro.
The Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton (MVSE) is a group of Latin Americans and Canadians living in Edmonton that actively work to preserve the progressive culture amongst the Latin American Diaspora in Canada. We choose not to forget why and in what context Latin American refugees came to Canada! We work towards building a strong community of Latin American and Canadians in Edmonton that actively participate in struggles for an alternative to the current socio-economic and political system, which continues to negatively affect Latin Americans and others throughout the world.
Estimados miembros de nuestra comunidad, se les invita cordialmente a asistir a un encuentro cuyo objetivo es llamar a la participación en la planificación y implementación del programa de los 40 Años de Conmemoración del Once de Septiembre. Esta reunión se llevará a cabo el sábado, 30 de Marzo a las 4:00 PM en la escuela Meyonohk localizada en la 1850 Lakewood Road South en Mill Woods. Para mayor información llame al 780-293-8496 o manden un correo electronico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Sociedad Memoria Viva de Edmonton ha estado desarrollando eventos específicos para el comienzo de Septiembre, entre ellos lo siguiente:
Domingo, 1 de Septiembre
Asado y Encuentro Comunitario en la Placa y Banco Salvador Allende
Primera o segunda semana de Septiembre
Exhibición de Arte de Artistas Chilenos y Latinoamericanos locales
Sábado, 7 de Septiembre
Evento – 40 Aniversario Conmemoración del Once de Septiembre
Local: Bonnie Doon Community Hall
Un dia durante la segunda semana de Septiembre
Presentación en la Universidad de Alberta
Miércoles, 11 de Septiembre
Evento Conmemorativo en la Placa y Banco Salvador Allende
Domingo, 15 de Septiembre
Obra de Teatro: Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando
Local: TransAlta Arts Barns
La Sociedad Memoria Viva hace un llamado amplio a todos que quieran participar y trabajar en estos eventos para conmemorar los 40 años del 11 de septiembre.
Los esperamos el 30 de marzo.
XXXIII Anniversary of Martyrdom of Archbishop Romero
Sacred Heart Church of the First People
10821 – 96 Street
Archbishop Oscar A. Romero of San Salvador was assassinated by a military death squad while celebrating Eucharist in a hospital chapel on March 24, 1980 .
He underwent a conversion after many of his priests and innocent lay people were murdered. In his homilies Archbishop Romero described the role of the church in denouncing “structural sin”. The economic, cultural, and political structures which effectively drive people to the margins of society.
While he was alive, his voice was heard around the world denouncing injustices and violations of human rights. He supported public demonstrations for freedom and was the voice of the Salvadoran people when all innocent voices were silenced. His prophetic words, his courage and light continues to shine today and it is the source of inspiration to many around the world.
Hosted by Christian Base Community of Edmonton (CEBES), Sister of Providence, and the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton
Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/437507229651921/?fref=ts