Central America Working Group (Regina)
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2551
In July of 1979, a group of concerned individuals and representatives of churches and other organizations met to form the Regina Nicaragua Reconstruction Committee. Its goals were to provide alternative information about Nicaragua to the media, general public, specific groups, and to provide direct aid for the reconstruction of Nicaragua. The growing urgency of the situation in Central America resulted in the group's changing its name to the Central America Working Group (Regina) and extending its focus to include El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Working Group members successfully lobbied the Saskatchewan section of CUPE, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labor, and the provincial New Democratic Party to pass resolutions on El Salvador and to allow literature tables at their annual conventions. They have organized several educational and fundraising visits to Regina by representatives of the FDR-FMLN (El Salvador), of the Guatemala opposition, and of the government of Nicaragua. In co-operation with OXFAM, the Saskatchewan Council of International Co-operation, and the Saskatchewan Departament of Labour, the Working Group has also begun supplying occupational health monitoring kits to the Nicaragua Department of Labour. Other efforts of the Central America Working Group (Regina) include demonstrations, petitions, the screening of films, and participation in cultural events.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.