On the third Monday of each month we host a presentation by locally-connected solidarity projects
with Latin America and the Caribbean. For this Spring, we are holding our presentations at Daemen College, in the Alumni Lounge of the Wick Student Center.
Our February Coffeehouse was a return presentation on a long and successful project in Chiapas, through the Sisters Of St. Francis, Stella Niagara, New York. Our speakers were
Dr. Robert Bull, Sr. Maura Forkort, and Dr. Dina Sulaiman, introduced by Sr. Nancy Zelma, who helps to coordinate the WNY part of the project. Since 1995, local volunteers have
organized medical projects for indigenous communities near Palenque, in Chiapas. Each of the presenters gave a great view of the project and of their experiences serving the people.
Sr. Maura also brought us a report on political tensions and developments in the region, written
by their religious community there We hope to post a copy of that report here soon.