It was a great event at TecsChange!

Thanks to all who joined us.

On Saturday March 11, 2000, the latest Pastors for Peace caravan left Boston, on its way to Chiapas, Mexico, delivering much-needed humanitarian aid to indigenous communities supporting the Zapatista uprising.

The shipment included computers, printers, FAX machines, and other office equipment donated by TecsChange. Our aid, intended for Defensores Comunitarios, a human rights organization in Chiapas, has already been delivered to the recipient organization.

That evening we had a party to celebrate the departure of the caravan. Here are some photos from the event.

The featured speaker at the event was Reverend Lucius Walker, executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) and founder of Pastors for Peace. Since its founding by Rev. Walker in 1988, Pastors for Peace has organized dozens of caravans to Mexico, Central America, and Cuba, delivering millions of dollars in material aid.

We also enjoyed Latin American music with Mexican artist Nela Terrazas.

We were pleasantly surprised by the high turnout. Nevertheless, everyone had a great time.

This event was co-sponsored by TecsChange, Pastors for Peace, and Tonantzin, the Boston area organization in solidarity with Chiapas. That evening, we raised over $1,500 towards the cost of the caravan.