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,
-- 7:00 pm, University of Pennsylvania, Stitler Hall Room B21, 37th
& Locust St, Philadelphia; contact: Lynn Robsinson, email@example.com,
Weds Feb 12-14 --New York City contact: ETAN/NY, 718-596-7668, firstname.lastname@example.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,
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, email@example.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,
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri Feb 21 6:00 pm, Univ of Arizona campus, Tucson. Economics 110,
UofA Beyond Tolerance, Z.K.Z. Hawkins email@example.com
Sat Feb 22 -- Los Angeles, CA contact: Lisa Rosen, 323-653-6284,
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues Feb 4 -- Gainesville, FL; 7:30 pm talk at the Civic Media Center
contact: Sheila Bishop, 352-373-0010, email@example.com
Weds Feb 5 -- Raleigh/ Durham, NC; 6:00 pm, Durham Public Library, 300
N Roxboro St, Durham; contact: Akiba Timoya, 919-667-1362, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com