About Friends of Latin America

Friends of Latin America - FoLA - Promotes awareness, activism, and social responsibility in the United States for more just relationships with Latin America. Join us at one of our events.

Understanding U.S. Intervention in Latin America: Monday, April 29 at 6:30 PM in Columbia, MD

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Please join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia Social Justice Committee (UUCC) for an evening with Daniel Kovalik on his talk entitled: “Understanding U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America. Monday, April 29 at 6:30 PM, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.

Learn why so many people are fleeing to the United States and how U.S. policy and practices contribute to this migration.  Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Daniel Kovalik currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). He began working for the USW after graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. While with the USW, he served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of Lamons Gasket and Specialty Health Care. He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.

The books he has written are: “The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World” and “The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran.”