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Application for Honduras LGBTQ Accompaniment Delegation
Sponsored by Alliance for Global Justice, Cross Border Network, Global Exchange and EQUAL
Name (as appears on passport):
Date of Birth: Phone number(s):
City: State: Zip:
Do you have a passport that does not expire until after November 2013?
(If not you will need to renew your passport before leaving for Honduras.)
Is it a U.S. passport? If not, what country? ________________________ ___
Occupation (previous if retired)
Emergency Contact: Phone(s):
Relation to you: _
Names and contact information (phone and email) of two references who can attest to your preparation, maturity and commitment to social justice
Please answer the following questions on attached page(s):
- Why do you want to go to Honduras and participate in this delegation?
- What work, life, or solidarity experience makes you a good candidate for a delegation accompanying the Honduras democracy movement?
- Please describe your commitment to LGBT issues.
- Please describe your commitment to international solidarity work, especially that in Honduras and Latin America.
- What will you do afterwards with the information you get and the relationships you build to help advance solidarity and aid in the struggle for justice of the people we meet on the trip?
Additional information about the delegation and application process:
The purpose of this delegation is to build solidarity between the sexual diversity movements of Honduras and the United States, create international attention on the human rights violations the LGBTQ community is facing in Honduras, and provide an international presence during the 2013 general elections of Honduras with a focus on accompanying LGBTQ activists. The participants of this delegation will be working together closely to ensure that we are as effective as possible. We will all learn from each other and from our sisters and brothers in Honduras. Please be prepared to be flexible, as the situation in Honduras is constantly developing and we must mold our model to support that.
All delegates must be over 18 years of age. All delegates must have a current passport or travel authorization in good standing or be able to acquire one at their own cost.
This application is used for both a position as a delegate and a scholarship to cover a portion of the cost of the delegation. Please inform us if you would like to apply for the scholarship as well.
While the delegation will be only ten days, the commitment to community organizing around this subject before and after the tour is important. Please refrain from applying if you are unable to organize around these issues for a larger span of time.
While speaking Spanish is helpful, it is by no means a requirement. A translator will be with the delegation in its entirety.
Please return this application by May 15st, 2013 for priority acceptance. We will be interviewing applicants throughout the following month. If the delegation has not reached its capacity by that point in time, all additional applicants will be interviewed and the remaining spots will be assigned on a “first come, first serve” basis. We will accept a portion or “waitlisted” applicants. These applicants will be accepted in cases of a cancellation from another delegate or if we are able to increase our capacity for the delegation. If we are unable to accept waitlisted applicants, we will work with them to place them into another election observation delegation, though the subject matter focus will be different.
Accepted applicants will have the remaining months before the delegation to increase their knowledge of the issues, work with the other delegates on building a network of support in their cities including coalition building with LGBT, Latino, International Solidarity, etc. organizations, activists, and fundraising a portion of the delegation expense through their network of support.
We value diversity. Please apply regardless of nationality, race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, or any other human differences.