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Friday, August 30, 2019

Timor - Genocide to Democracy


Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

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Place: RCNV
612 Ocean St
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

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

Free admission.

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.

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Admission: No Charge