Annual Solidarity Dinner
CoDevelopment Canada held its Annual Solidarity and Fundraising Dinner Saturday, June 4th at the Maritime Labour Centre. Celebrate 31 years of building partnerships between like-minded organizations in Canada and Latin America; partnerships that foster learning, social change, and community empowerment.
As in year’s past, we presented our International Solidarity Award. This year’s recipient is richly deserving for so many reasons. Sandra Moran is a renowned Guatemalan human rights activist whose work made her a target for death squads. By the late 1980s, she was forced into exile in Mexico, Nicaragua and Vancouver. During her years in Vancouver, Sandra became involved in solidarity work and the Canadian women’s movement. Upon her return to Guatemala in the mid-1990s, she came out as a lesbian and began promoting LGBTQ rights in her country. She was elected to Guatemala’s Congress as its first openly gay member in last September’s general election.
This event has earned a reputation as an evening where you can enjoy the company of good friends and have fun while supporting an important local solidarity organization. .
We are honoured to work in partnership with you and hope that we can count on your continued support of CoDev by purchasing a ticket for the fundraising dinner. Tables of ten people are $650.00 each and individual tickets are $65.00.
Tickets will be available for the 2017 dinner in April 2017.
Until then, enjoy these fantastic photos from the 2015 dinner courtesy of Josh Berson Photography!