The Contribution of the Latin American Working Group (LAWG) to Canadian-Latin American Solidarity (1965-1997)
Welcome to LAWG’s History Project website. Through this website we are pleased to share a variety of resources emerging from our LAWG History Project: “Si Hay Camino”.
Initiated in 2014 by former members of the Latin American Working Group (LAWG), this project documents LAWG’s history and contributions. Based in Toronto, Canada, LAWG worked on Canada and Latin America solidarity research and action for more than 30 years. Despite being a small non-governmental organization with limited resources, LAWG was a powerhouse of analysis of events up and down the Americas, of social movements, Canadian corporate impacts, foreign aid, political initiatives and Canadian government policy, as well as a catalyst for solidarity linkages with many struggles in Latin America.
The aim of this project is to explore LAWG’s rich history and to document its innovative work and organizational strategies, in order to both preserve this important legacy and to make it readily available to a new generation of social justice activists.
This website is evolving as the LAWG History Project unfolds. We welcome your comments and connections with other web resources documenting the activities of Canadians engaged in people to people solidarity and movement building.