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Women's Convoy to Central America

Women's Convoy to Central America Event Button Museum
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WOMENS CONVOY TO Central America June 10-July 10, 1989
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Black text and an illustration of two women holding hands on a bright pink background

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DONNELLY/COLT BUTTONS BOX 188 HAMPTON CT 06247 203 455-9621; FAX 203-455-9597

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In the summer of 1989, a convoy of seventy women traveled from the United States to Central America to provide humanitarian aid to women in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Due to the political and economic climate at the time, many citizens were left lacking basic necessities such as food and medical supplies, so the Women’s Convoy to Central America was developed as a means of coordinating relief efforts between women’s groups in the affected regions and abroad. The slogan for the convoy was “Between women, there are no boundaries,” and the trip lasted for approximately five weeks.

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Conover, K. (1989 June). Women Help Women: Convoy Heads to Central America. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved from https://www.csmonitor.com/1989/0622/pconvoy.html

Hendrix, K. (1989 June) Women Without Boundaries. Los Angels Times. Retrieved fro http://articles.latimes.com/1989-06-12/news/vw-1595_1_shelters-for-homel...

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EV0558
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