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A ‘Taste of International Solidarity’ comes to Gays Mills
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GAYS MILLS - The Central America Support Alliance (CASA of Gays Mills) has sponsored 29 cakewalks to raise mon-ey for the support of many organizations in Central America and other parts of the world that are working with the poor and others who are seeking change in difficult situations. 

After many years of fun and way too much sugar, CASA of Gays Mills pre-sents ‘A Taste of Interna-tional Solidarity’ on Satur-day, April 6, at 7 p.m., in the Mercantile Center Mall. For a mere six dollars, you will sample main dishes and soups (some vegetarian) from Venezuela, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, the U.S., In-dia, and Vietnam, as well as enjoying a bit of dessert, rather than indulging in too much cake. 

In addition, quarts of the sampled foods will be available to purchase through a silent auction. 

CASA of Gays Mills is raising money to support five organizations. Since 1987, the Richland Center-Santa Teresa Sister City Project has worked in Nica-ragua with local people to foster sustainable develop-ment in health, education, agriculture, employment, and the environment. 

Farmer to Farmer cele-brates its 40th year in 2019. This organization based in Glenwood City, Wis., con-nects farmers and others in Wisconsin with rural people in Honduras and Guatemala, to build mutual friendship and cultural understanding through projects of peace, education, agriculture, and environmentalism. 

For 25 years, the folks of the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA) have lived with the poor in the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua, helping them accomplish the goals they set for themselves in agri-culture, food production, health, micro-loans, and friendships across borders. 

The Kickapoo/Guatemala Accompaniment Project (K/GAP) sends North Americans to Chacula, Gua-temala, to live in relation-ships of mutual trust and encouragement. For 25 years, K/GAP has provided funds for education and healthcare while striving towards mutuality and col-lective liberation in its soli-darity work. 

Voices for Creative Non-Violence is based in Chica-go, and works world wide to bring attention to areas where people are facing the ravages of war and domina-tion by foreign powers.

All are welcome to join in this effort to raise money for these grassroots organi-zations, and have some fun at the same time. Questions can be directed to Ilana or Rikardo at 608-872-2407; and Ellen or Dave at 608-735-4821.