Vermont Event: The Coup and Movement For Democracy in Honduras

A presentation and discussion on events in Honduras will take place at Burlington College at 95 North Ave, on Monday, October 5th at 6:30 pm, sponsored by Burlington College and Toward Freedom, a progressive website on world affairs.

On June 28, a military coup ousted democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Months later, the repressive coup regime remains in power and a popular movement for democracy is growing. Since the coup took place, Grahame Russell, a human rights activist, lawyer and co-director of Rights Action, has been accompanying and writing about the democracy movement in Honduras.

On Monday, October 5, Russell will share reports, photos and a short documentary on current events in Honduras. He will also discuss the US government’s support for the coup, and what activists in the US can do in solidarity.

Chet Briggs, former Executive Director of the Vermont-Honduras Partners of the Americas Program, will also be speaking. The Vermont-Honduras Partnership began in 1966 as one of  sixty partnerships that pairs forty-six states of the United States of America with parts or all of thirty-one countries located in Latin America and the Caribbean. The partnerships are united through the Alliance for Progress, created by John F. Kennedy in 1961. As Executive Director in the 80’s, Chet Briggs oversaw two large projects:  encouraging Sustainable Agriculture, and Small Business Enterprises. Go to for more information.

For more info. call 802-540-2516