Central America Solidarity Committee of Winnipeg
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2539
Abstract: The Central America Solidarity Committee of Winnipeg (CASCW) was formed in November, 1980 as an ongoing coalition of groups and individuals who wish to co-ordinate and carry out solidarity work with popular movements in Central America. CASCW activities have included demonstrations, public meetings, cultural events,educationals, the sponsorship of tours of Latin Americans visiting Canada, and participation in Winnipeg Walkathon for El Salvador.
A current CASCW campaign, due to end in May 1982, is focussed on popularizing the August 1981 Franco-Mexican Declaration on El Salvador. This Declaration, addressed to the President of the United Nations Security Council, recognizes the FDR-FMLN as a representative political force, and stresses that it is for the Salvadoran people alone to find a just and durable settlement to the profound crisis facing that country. This CASCW campaign is an effort to educate the public about the Declaration, and to seek support from unions, church group, community organizations, and politicians for its content. Endorsements of the Declaration will be communicated to the Canadian Government with the intention of influencing Canada's international policies.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.