SOA Watch Spring Days of Action

Sunday, March 30, 2014 to Thursday, April 3, 2014

Location: Washington, D.C.

Full information at


Sunday, March 30. Building on the success of the People's Movement Assembly (PMA) at the 2013 Vigil, we'll hold another PMA to facilitate communication and action during the Spring Days of Action. There will also be an amazing concert, as music is the soul of our movement. 

Monday, March 31. SOAW's Advocacy Coordinator, Legislative Organizer, and activists with decades of grassroots lobbying experience will lead a Lobby/Advocacy Training. There will also be workshops on Direct Action with emphasis on local, grassroots, and youth organizing. In the evening we will organize an action starting at the Capitol and moving through the streets of DC!

Tuesday, April 1. The fruition of meetings scheduled weeks in advance, SOAW activists will meet with their Representatives to urge them to cosponsor HR 2989 or thank them for their support. A National Call-In Day will allow the voices of activists from around the country to be amplified by concentrating our strength on one day and flooding the Capitol phone lines.

Wednesday, April 2. Stay tuned for updates or suggest your own activities to

Thursday, April 3. In coordination with the University of Maryland's Latin American Studies Center and UMD-based student group Voices: Arts for Social Change, a night dedicated to Chile's folk music hero Victor Jara will be held on campus in College Park, MD from 5:30-8:30. SOAW Latin America Coordinator Pablo Ruiz, Advocacy Coordinator Arturo J. Viscarra, and Coral Cantigas Conductor Diana Saez will discuss the role ofnueva canciĆ³n in Chilean social movement and the campaign to extradite Jara's killer, Pedro Barrientos, from Florida to Chile to stand trial. Music will be performed, dialogue lively, and refreshments delicious.