Central America Information Group
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2493
Abstract: The Information Group is a sub-committee of the Roman Catholic Social Action Commission in the Diocese of St. John's, Nfld. It acts as a centre of information for local Church and community groups, passing on to them information received from such national agencies as Inter-Church Committee on Human Roghts in Latin America
(ICCHRLA), Latin American Working Group (LAWG) and from publications such as "News from Guatemala". One of the ways the Information Group does this is by holding seminars and workshops at regular intervals with representatives from the interest groups on its contact list. At these sessions, the group uses various resources
(people, films, slide-tapes) in order to put community people in touch with resources for possible use in their own groups. It is hoped that a broader base of people more informed about Central American issues will be developed.
Working in solidarity with the St. John's El Salvador Support Group is an important aspect of the Information Group's approach. It hopes that its efforts with community and Church groups will lead to greater participation in the public meetings, workshops, and demonstrations co-sponsored by the two organizations.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.