Latin American Solidarity Committee
Main Website: http://www.lascwny.org/
Phone: (716) 835-4705
LASC is a Western New York community-based group committed to promoting human rights and social and economic justice in Latin America.
Coffeehouse presentations are held on the 4th Monday of most months, usually at Canisius College’s Science Hall. The public is cordially invited. Speakers are persons who have recently visited the country or, in some cases, human rights workers from the countries themselves.
LASC began in Western New York in the 1980s as part of the Pledge of Resistance, with members committed to non-violent civil disobedience if the United States invaded Nicaragua. Members had a shared concern about human rights abuses in Central America and our government’s support of repressive regimes. When the open warfare phase of those conflicts shifted to traditional oppression, the organization broadened its scope to include activities in solidarity with peace and social justice movements all over Latin America. It joined the Western New York Peace Center and became a task group of that organization.