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Resilience at the Roots
On December 8, 2017, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz joined lifelong activists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn for a conversation about international solidarity and organizing in today’s political climate as a benefit to support the work of EcoViva and our partners in Central America.
The video below tells the story. To donate to EcoViva in suppoft of their efforts, click here,
From the directors: "
Resilience at the Roots follows a community in El Salvador who, after fleeing government repression and spending a decade in exile, returned to their country to rebuild their lives in the coastal lowlland areas surrounding the Bay of Jiquilisco. But their challenges were not over: in 1998 Hurricane Mitch hit, and other severe storms followed, washing away homes, destroying crops, and burying the community in rising waters. They recognized that these storms were linked to climate change and loss of protective mangrove forests, and so began to organize. Today, the movement they started has succeeded in creating a network of vibrant, democratic communities that protect and restore their natural resources and ecosystems, and has grown into one of the most successful global organizing models working for climate justice "