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José Luis de Oliveira  

ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR EAST TIMOR: 
The debt that must be paid 

ETAN Winter-Spring 2003 speaking tour with José Luis de Oliveira

Contact: Diane Farsetta, 608-663-5431, cell: 608-347-4598

Tues Feb 11 -- Philadelphia, PA, 12:30 pm, American Friends Service Committee office, Friends Center, 15th & Cherry St, Center City; contact: Ed Nakawatase, AFSC, 215-241-7131, enakawatase@afsc.org.

-- 7:00 pm, University of Pennsylvania, Stitler Hall Room B21, 37th & Locust St, Philadelphia; contact: Lynn Robsinson, crocodileclub@juno.com, 215-755-3826

Weds Feb 12-14 --New York City contact: ETAN/NY, 718-596-7668, john@etan.org. Jose Luis Oliveira will be speaking on Thursday, Feb 13 at 7:30 pm, Garden Room, Judson Memorial Church, 243 Thompson St. (near Wash. Sq. Park) in Manhattan. $10 donation requested, no one turned away. Download flyer for NYC event

Mon Feb 17 -- Portland, ME,  social hour starts 6:00 pm, talk starts 7:00, University of Southern Maine Portland Campus, Luther Bonney Auditorium (USM is off exit 6 of 295; the auditorium is across the parking lot from the campus bookstore) contact: Indriani Harsomo Demers, 207-882-7597, edemers@clinic.net

Tues Feb 18 -- Chicago, IL, 7:00 pm, Loyola University Lakeshore Campus, Multipurpose Room at the Simpson Living and Learning Center, 6333 N Winthrop, Chicago (at corner of W Sheridan and N Winthrop, near Loyola El stop); contact: Allie Epstein, 773-247-1835, allisonepstein@hotmail.com

Weds Feb 19 -- Norman, OK, 7:00 pm, University of Oklahoma Memorial Union, Frontier Room (2nd floor), 900 Asp Ave, Norman, contact: Stefanie Collins, 512-796-5781, princessleiaorgana21@yahoo.com

Thurs Feb 20 and Fri Feb 21 -- Tempe & Tucson, AZ

Feb 20 7:00 pm - Memorial Union Gold room #203 at Arizona State University, Tempe; contact: Chris Lundry, 480-784-4696, lundry@asu.edu

Fri Feb 21 6:00 pm, Univ of Arizona campus, Tucson. Economics 110, UofA Beyond Tolerance, Z.K.Z. Hawkins zaliah@u.arizona.edu 

Sat Feb 22 -- Los Angeles, CA contact: Lisa Rosen, 323-653-6284, LisaRosen@aol.com


José Luis de Oliveira

José was born in Baucau on January 7, 1969. After completing his elementary and middle school education in East Timor, he received a scholarship from the Indonesian government to study at the Academy of Tourism in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He graduated in 1993.

In 1994 he began work with the ETADEP Institute, a local community development non-governmental organization (NGO). At ETADEP he managed the secretariat, then for more than one year he was the Program Coordinator of ETADEP ­ USAID (Program for the Development of Farming Business). While at ETADEP he facilitated several programs that dealt with community growth, such as organizational training for farmers and fishermen, credit unions, and small businesses.

In 1996, he helped found Yayasan HAK (The Rights Institute), the premier human rights organization in East Timor. He worked as the coordinator for the Non-Litigation Program, and now serves as the Program Manager, responsible for four divisions (education, advocacy, legal studies, and campaigns) and division offices at Baucau, Maliana, and Maubisse. He has also been active in coordinating and facilitating several programs such as human rights, gender issues, paralegals, and advocacy in local, community, regional, and national levels.

In July 1997, he helped found FOKUPERS, the largest women¹s rights organization in East Timor. As a volunteer he facilitates several programs that deal with human rights and women¹s health.

In March 1999 he helped found and also was chosen as a Coordinator for the Emergency assistance Post for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This post serves to distribute aid for IDPs due to the level of violence perpetrated by the pro-Indonesia militias. The Post served 41,000 refugees in several districts such as Liquisa, Same, Suai, and Maliana. This Post was attacked by militias on September 5, 1999.

During the United Nations mission which carried out the referendum on independence for East Timor in 1999, he was active in the Referendum Committee for Yayasan HAK. This committee was founded by Yayasan HAK by coordinating volunteers from Indonesia, Australia, and the United States who worked to ensure the referendum that was free and fair. The duties of this committee included voter education, dissemination of media information, monitoring the referendum, and advocacy.

During the subsequent UN transitional period, in November 2000, he founded the Working Group for Voter Education through the East Timor National NGO Forum, and he was chosen as the representative of the NGO Forum in the Steering Committee for National Civic Education. Now he is active in solving programs of Civic Education on the National level as well as with the NGO Forum. 

 


Completed Tour Events

Mon Feb 3 -- St Petersburg, FL; 7 pm talk at Tampa Bay Action Group offices contact: Eric Rubin, 727-896-8224, oneworldnow@att.net

Tues Feb 4 -- Gainesville, FL; 7:30 pm talk at the Civic Media Center contact: Sheila Bishop, 352-373-0010, sheila@civicmediacenter.org

Weds Feb 5 -- Raleigh/ Durham, NC; 6:00 pm, Durham Public Library, 300 N Roxboro St, Durham; contact: Akiba Timoya, 919-667-1362, akiba@southnewground.org

Sat Feb 8 -- Washington, DC, 7:30 pm, house party fundraiser, 1722 Kilbourne Place NW (near Columbia Heights metro stop, Green Line); contact: Karen Orenstein, 202-544-6911, karen@etan.org

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