Benefit Dinner Ecuador – Colombia
Dear sympathizers, family and friends,
We regret to inform you that our Benefit will be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Your health and well-being is our main priority, which is why we believe this is the best decision. A new date for the event will be communicated.
Thanks for your understanding.
Enjoy Chile sin carne, a dessert buffet and Pisco sour while supporting our partner organizations in Ecuador and Colombia.
The evening will be complemented by personal stories of Antonella from Ecuador and Yefferson from Colombia. They will talk about the consequences of oil extraction and mining in their country and their efforts for the environment and society.
Reservations can be made until the 7th of March by emailing with the number of people to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRICE: €16 for chili + dessert (payment at the event place)
SATURDAY 14th MARCH | 17:30 (food from 18:30)
PLACE: Louisazaal (Buurtcentrum Macharius)
Tarbotstraat 61a, 9000 Ghent
Presenting our international guests:
– Antonella Calle Avilés is an Ecuadorian feminist and ecologist. She is active in our partner organization, Acción Ecológica, an environmental organization engaged in campaigns on the impacts of extraction. For years, Antonella has been an environmental rights defender and, at the moment, she is mainly focused on the oil extraction project in Yasuní national park, one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
– Yefferson Rojas Arango is the co-founder of our partner organization COSAJUCA in Colombia. It’s a youth collective successfully fought against a huge open pit-gold project called ‘La Colosa’. Now the collective and Yefferson are focusing on alternatives to mining in the region, such as organic farming. He is particularly interested in agro ecology and medicinal plants.