On Friday, April 28, 2023, we will be walking the halls of the Capitol meeting Members of Congress and their staffers to educate and advocate for a new policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean based on the principles of non-intervention and mutual respect towards Latin America and the Caribbean.
Greet and Meet
Meet at the Rayburn Cafeteria (ground floor of the House Rayburn building).
Lunch at Rayburn Cafeteria
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Visit congressional offices
Visit the offices of your representatives in both the House and the Senate
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Registration for Latin America and the Caribbean Policy Forum: In Search of a New U.S. Policy for a New Latin America & Caribbean: Burying 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine.
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Juan Gonzalez - Keynote Speaker
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Opposing Sanctions and Unilateral Intervention
Sanctions are coercive measures that contradict sovereignty in the region with devastating impacts on millions of people in health, human rights, and immigration.
12:00 - 12:15 PM
Countering Militarism with Peace and Cooperation
This panel evaluates the contradictions between U.S. backed militarism and democracy next to alternative models of regional cooperation and plurinationalism.
1:15 - 2:15
2:15 - 3:45
Forging an independent economic model
This panel examines the regional shift away from neoliberalism and towards new economic proposals to rebalance power in the hemisphere.