Humanitarian Consequences of Sanctions in Venezuela

Tuesday, Nov. 26

12:30-1:30 pm

Nobel Women’s Initiative

430-1 Nicholas St.

Ottawa ON K1N 7B7

Meet Teri Mattson – Latin America Campaign Coordinator for CODEPINK

Over the past decade, Teri Mattson has become a key leader in the international campaign against sanctions on Venezuela. In June, she joined the staff of CODEPINK as Latin America Campaign Coordinator. Earlier this year, she spent three months in Venezuela, working with delegations who went to learn about the humanitarian impact of sanctions.

Teri will be in Ottawa to participate in the Global Leadership Summit, notably in a discussion of “Unintended Humanitarian Consequences of Sanctions” in North Korea and Venezuela.

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

Teri’s political activism, beginning in the 1980s, includes a variety of roles serving to promote and elect progressive political candidates on the state and local government level throughout California. Her lifelong passion for Latin America has inspired 35 years of travel throughout the region. She has organized political and social justice delegations to Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

This “Lunch and Learn” is sponsored by The United Church of Canada and Common Frontiers. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jim Hodgson:

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