Thank you for joining us on December 6, 2019 to enjoy delicious authentic Salvadoran food, lively music, and the opportunity to connect with old friends and network with new folks in the EcoViva community!
The event was a benefit for EcoViva, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting community-led social justice movements in Central America implementing innovative solutions to poverty, environmental degradation, and climate change.
The event featured Salvadoran community activist, organizer and EcoViva’s on the ground Policy & Program Manager, Douglas Chica. Douglas is an active community leader in the Bay of Jiquilisco and has worked extensively in community development, leading social, economic, and cultural projects with local Salvadoran NGOs. We also honored the visionary leadership and contributions of María Lucía Sarmiento, President of the Community Development Board for Red COMAL, Carmen Argueta, President of Asociación Mangle, and Rosa Aguilar, Founder and President of the Women’s Association of Barra de Santiago (AMBAS).
“Ecoviva is a rare organization that draws the link between environmental degradation and violence, between climate change and livelihood, between an unstable ecosystem and an unstable society. We should all thank and support EcoViva for working toward a more healthy ecosystem, society, economy, and world.”
– Lauren Markham
Host Committee for Rostros: Faces of Central America
Charlie Rial & Mary LaPorte, Board Chair
Mariel Nanasi & Jeff Haas, Board Member
Steve Solnit, Former Board Member
Karolo Aparicio, Former Executive Director