Weekend of Nov. 21 & 22: SOAW 30th Anniversary Panels & Vigil

 On Saturday, November 21st, we will facilitate three virtual panels about the historic and current impacts of US Empire throughout the Americas and the powerful movements organizing to defend the autonomy and dignity of our communities. On Sunday, November 22nd, we will be hosting our annual vigil, including presentes and litany with the support of the SOA Watch Musicians Collective.

The weekend’s virtual events and spaces are free, bilingual (Spanish and English, interpretation will be provided) and all are welcome!


*Note: You will receive an email confirmation with all the links for Saturday’s panels and Sunday’s litany and presentes immediately upon registering.

Saturday, November 21st — Virtual Panels

12pm Eastern / 9am Pacific
US militarization of Latin America: Context & Challenges for the Era Ahead

1:30pm Eastern / 10:30am Pacific
Border Imperialism in 2020: DHS, Climate Change, & Community Resistance

3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific
Social Protest, Repression and Militarization in Abya Yala

Sunday, November 22nd — Litany & Virtual Vigil

2:30pm – 4pm Eastern / 11:30am – 1pm Pacific
Join members of the SOA Watch Musicians Collective (Francisco HerreraColleen KattauEmma’s Revolution, and Lumi and Lu Aya from the Peace Poets) for an online community gathering as we remember and uplift our martyrs and recommit ourselves to the continued struggle to dismantle US imperialism and defend our communities and environment around the globe! We invite you to bring something of symbolic importance to you for the presentes — photo, flower, names, candle, etc. — to accompany us during the gathering.   

As we uplift our 30th year as an organization, we also remember that throughout the Americas, we have lived very difficult moments, which we have fought hard to overcome. While Trump has been voted out of office in the US, we must remain vigilant, continue to organize, and nourish our communities — our collective struggle to end all forms of US-supported violence and injustice continues together!
Whether you are new to the SOA Watch community or have been with us over the last 30 years, our organizing to stop US intervention in the Americas, end US-supported state violence, and be fierce accomplices in the ongoing resistance is stronger because of you. We recognize that recent months have been incredibly challenging for most and that many people are facing emotional, physical, and financial hardships. If you have the means, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. We are grateful that you believe in our work, without you it would not be possible!

See you November 21st & 22nd!!

Brigitte, Candice, Dévora, Pablo, and Roy
SOA Watch

REGISTRATION: Rooted in Resistance Virtual Panels & Vigil – November 21 & 22, 2020