CASA, a Mexican Solidarity Group co-founded by Colin Bossen (soon to be Rev!) with influence from UU young adult movement, posted this announcement seeking volunteers. I had the privilege of meeting volunteers in Chiapas last year and am always impressed by the work of Colin at putting our faith into action.
CASA Chapulin in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico. The CASA collectives are centers
for solidarity work and education in Mexico. We seek to promote social justice
and sustainable development in Mexico and the U.S. and build awareness of
corporate globalization and human rights issues through first hand experiences.
The collectives address the need for international solidarity and serve as
educational spaces that allow volunteers to share skills and participate in
projects to understand global systems of injustice and resistance. CASA
faciliates the work of long term volunteers by matching the skills and interests
of volunteers with the needs of local organizations and communities. We
provide affordable housing, resources and a space for reflection and support as
well as orientation to the Chiapas and Oaxaca contexts through a series of
workshops and discussions.
orientation socio-political context of oaxaca and chiapas
political party and aim to work appropriately in accordance with the expressed
needs of communities. We work with organizations in many fields including
conflict resolution, potable water, organic agriculture, women´s rights,
indigenous rights, corporate globalization research, and independent media among
others. Volunteers also participate in at least two weeks of human rights
observation in the countryside.
three months, (with preference given to volunteers who can commit 6 months to a
year) and complete an application found at www.casacollective.org .