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Exploring the continued inequity and poverty caused by an unjust financial system.

On Tour This Spring

Join Jubilee USA Network on its End the Debt Crisis Tour as we take action and educate our communities about continued poverty and global inequity.  As the debt crisis has moved from the developing world to the developed world, we must continue to forge stronger alliances with activists in the Global South.  Our partners from ZIMCODD, an economic justice organization from Zimbabwe, will be coming to Oregon, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and New York City.  The tour will explore the current economic realities in Zimbabwe, how it relates to many nations in the Global South, and the global efforts to implement lasting social justice and transformation through debt cancellation and accountability in the international financial institutions.

In Massachusetts:

Friday, April 27th
First Church, Congregation
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
Interested in attending?  Contact Alice Kidder at flintkiddr(at)aol.com.  For more information, download the flyer for this event (473KB).

Saturday, April 28th
Encuentro 5. Occupy Boston and Boston Housing Cooperative Group.
33 Harrison Ave Floor 5, Boston (Chinatown)

Monday, April 30th
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Clark University
950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610
Johnson Auditorium (Sackler 120)

Moishe Kavod House
165 Winthrop Road Brookline, MA 02445

In Portland, Oregon

Saturday, April 28th:

Talk and Q & A at Talking Drum Bookstore
446 NE Killingsworth ST

2pm-7pm - Kelvin speaks at 4:30
Zimbabwe Artists Project Spring International
107 SE Washington St,. Music, Marketplace.

Sunday, April 29th:
Luncheon event at Westminster Presbyterian Church
1624 NE Hancock
RSVP required to [email protected]

Jubilee Hosted Potluck Dinner
RSVP to [email protected]
Location is TBD

Monday, April 30th:
International Development Happy Hour Lucky Lab Pub1700 NE Killingsworth

Tuesday, May 1st:
May Day Rally and March
SW Park and Salmon. Come march for workers and
immigrants behind the Jubilee banner

World Affairs Council of Oregon Presentation
Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW First Avenue
Register at www.worldoregon.org

 In Washington D.C.

 May 3rd

7:30pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church
    An Easter Call:  A Season of Jubilee for Low Income Countries?
6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD
 Hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Pax Christi group and co-sponsored by Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Jubilee USA, TASSC International, Archdiocese of Washington Global Trade Committee, Pax Christi Burtonsville and Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore.
Eric LeCompte, Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International will present along with our two partners from ZIMCODD! 

May 8th 
Jubilee USA Network
212 East Capitol St. at the Lutheran Church of Reformation
Brown Bag Lunch discussion
Refreshments will be provided.

Speakers Coming To You!


Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)

The Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development, ZIMCODD, is a socio-economic justice coalition established in February 2000 to facilitate citizens

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Speaker Bios

Hopewell Gumbo

Hopewell is a leading human rights,  social and Economic justice activist and political analyst.  Currently, he is a Senior Program Officer with the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development, ZIMCODD.  Prior to joining ZIMCODD secretariat, Hopewell was the chairperson of the ZIMCODD Southern Region and member of the National Board. He has a strong background in social activism from his time in college as a key leader of the Students Movement in Zimbabwe. He led the mid-90's students' campaigns against the privatization of education and the perpetuation of the Structural Adjustment Programs in Zimbabwe. At the moment he is a leading organizer of the Zimbabwe Social Forum.

In the past year, Hopewell was arrested and imprisoned briefly in Harare Prisons for organizing a movie screening.  Ultimately, "The decision to convict and sentence six activists to community service and a fine for organizing a video screening on events in North Africa last year is a setback for freedom of expression in Zimbabwe", Amnesty International said. Fortunately, through local and international solidarity, the sentencing was reduced -- at one point Hopewell faced ten years in prison.

Hopewell is widely traveled in Africa and other parts of the world where he has presented at various conferences, seminars and forums on social and economic justice and human rights. Hopewell holds a Masters of Engineering Degree in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management from the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe. Hopewell also holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honors' Degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Development Studies with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Centre for Civic Society focusing on the Role of Engineering in the Sustainable Development Discourse.

Hopewell Gumbo will be speaking in DC and the Boston area.

Kelvin Hazangwi

Kelvin Hazangwi is a leading human rights and social justice activist. Before joining the  Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)  Board as the Chairperson of the Northern Region Committee, Kelvin worked as its Senior Programmes Officer. Currently, Kelvin Hazangwi is the Executive Director of PADARE / ENKUNDLENI / Men's Forum on Gender.  He has organized national campaigns on trade justice, anti-privatization and has participated actively in the national, regional and international social forum processes. He also participated and presented at the Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at the UN headquarters in New York, USA. Currently, Kelvin also sits on the boards of the Members of National Anti-Domestic Violence Council, SAYWHAT, and Women and Land of Zimbabwe, a women's rights organization that advocate for women's access to control of productive resources. Kelvin is a past British Council Chevening Scholar who studied for an MA in Gender and Development Studies, at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics and Administration from the University of Zimbabwe and a Post Graduate Diploma in NGO Administration from University of Botswana. 

Kelvin Hazangwi will be speaking in DC and Portland.

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