I just got wind of this press release, Evo Morals is speaking this Wednesday in Harlem. This is a historic moment for Bolivia, the country has marked a steady progression from the win for water at Cochabamba to the most recent tectonic shifts in the country’s Constitution. Morales speaking in Harlem brings to mind Castro, Malcolm, Che and all the women who’ve stirred the seeds of change through Uptown moments. If you are in NY, lets go. If you aren’t, I’ll make sure to post pics and commentary.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bolivian President Evo Morales to Speak in Harlem, NY
Following his participation in the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and just eight days after having ended a hunger strike urging lawmakers to uphold Bolivia?s new constitution, President Evo Morales will give a public address in Harlem at Salem Universal Methodist Church, from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22nd. President Morales will be in New York on April 22nd to call on the United Nations to recognize that day as International Mother Earth Day, an occasion that would emphasize harmony between human beings and nature as a necessity in the context of pressing environmental problems like climate change. In an historic community encounter in New York, President Morales will present the Mother Earth Day initiative to an audience of local leaders, faith-based organizations, activists and scholars. He will talk about the environment as well as other issues like relations with the U.S. and Bolivia’s recuperation of its natural resource riches to fund groundbreaking anti-poverty programs.
WHAT: Public Address by Bolivian President Evo Morales in Harlem
WHERE: Salem United Methodist Church, 2190 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave & 129th St.), New York, NY
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22nd, 6-8 PM
CREDENTIALS: Members of the media interested in covering this event should call 202-365-6900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance as soon as possible. Please arrive by 5PM. If you are part of a television crew, please let us know in advance and arrive at 4pm at the latest.