Can you help Ronnie stay and heal?
On June 24, 2017, Ronnie Huete-Salgado, an Independent Journalist and Activist with over 17 years in journalism, received an anonymous call from students protesting repression and massive human rights violations in Honduras. Ronnie responded and just hours later he found himself harshly kicked and beaten to the ground by vigilantes with batons, pepper-sprayed, pleading for his life, and thrown in a jail cell with no medical attention for over 36 hours, little food and water, sleeping on the floor. Ronnie was doing what we take for granted, showing his journalist credentials, his Human Rights Defender badge, and livestreaming the violent confrontations live over Brazilian media.
Ronnie wants to stay and heal. I'm asking you to donate to Ronnie's fund to do indie Journalism with Many Languages One Voice and the Comite Laboral, telling the stories of leaders like Ingrid Contreras, a young, queer, Latinx leader who fought for her job at Burger King against homophobic hate, or Colochita, the Abuela of Columbia Heights street vendors, Vendedores Unidos. http://bit.ly/colochita
Ingrid at BK with Vendedores Unidos, Many Languages One Voice, and other Supporters
Ronnie is also a Sephardic Jew and long-term, he'd like to help us build and plan a Sukhot celebration for this fall, broaden the narrative, and also the table when we come together under the Sukha to share stories about migration, shelter, belonging, and home with our Jewish siblings.
After all his loss and trauma, it would mean so much if you could please consider sharing this post and help Ronnie heal and make a home.
Thanks so much friends,
Organizer, Comite Laboral
Many Languages One Voice
- Alexandra Frankel
- Lauren Spokane
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