B.C. - Nicaragua Solidarity Project
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2560
Abstract: In the spring of 1981, a delegation of 19 people from trade unions, community organizations, the NDP, and churches of six B.C. cities spent three weeks in Nicaragua. There they met with members of mass organizations such as Sandinista Youth, the Association of Nicaraguan Women, the Association of Rural Workers, Christian groups, and teachers in the Literacy Crusade. They spoke with workers in factories, fish plants, day care centres and farms, and attended a labour education school.
When they returned to B. C. these nineteen individuals formed the B.C. - Nicaragua Solidarity Project. They have made over 125 public presentations and have written articles to counteract the misinformation about Nicaragua presented in the media. Through their unions,churches and solidarity groups, members initiated the collection of over 2500 pounds of fishing gear and $70,000 in donations for materials to be sent to Nicaragua along with wheat donations made by the Canadian government. These items, requested by the Nicaraguan organizations, included medical supplies, audio-visual equipment, educational and office supplies, toys, and sports equipment. Such a "people to people" campaign is not a concrete demonstration of support and solidarity, but a tool for educating Canadians about the Nicaraguan revolution.
The profile was published in Connexions in 1982.
This project no longer exists.