Friday, August 30, 2019
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Timor-Leste (East Timor): From Genocide to Democracy
A talk by Janicia Maria de Jesus, Pamela Sexton and Curt Gabrielson
Lessons on U.S. foreign policy, international solidarity and impunity
612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
About the Event:
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste gained independence in May 2002, following centuries of Portuguese colonialism and a 25-year illegal Indonesian military occupation. While the U.S. government gave the green light and key military and diplomatic support to Indonesia's invasion and genocidal occupation, a small group of U.S. activists challenged these policies. Led by the incredible courage, determination and actions of the Timorese people, international solidarity for Timor-Leste grew and honed its strategies.
Since then great progress has been made and now Timor-Leste stands as an example of democracy and tolerance to many of its neighboring nations.
Come to hear full details.