Opening opportunities in New York

Estados Unidos
On March 10th and 11th, Benito Baranda, President of América Solidaria International; Kellie Meiman, América Solidaria Board Member; and Sebastián Villarreal, Executive Director of América Solidaria US, attended a series of interesting meetings in Manhattan to present the work done and challenges faced by América Solidaria in the United States.

The visit was marked by successful meetings and sessions that introduced the work that América Solidaria is doing across the continent. The event ensured the continuation of combined efforts to get more people to join this network of continental transformation.

On one of the days, there was a luncheon hosted by the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce where a group of prominent businessmen and lawyers reflected with us on the challenges for Chile and the continent regarding issues of development and overcoming poverty.

Afterwards, there was a meeting with Ambassador Cristián Barros, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, and the day finally ended with the launch of the exhibition, “Haiti, Land of Hope”, at Columbia University’s SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs), which was filled with the work of acclaimed photographer, Tomás Munita.

The launch, organized by the Latin American Student Association (LASA), Embassy of Chile, the Institute of Latin American Studies of Columbia University (ILES) and Wines of Chile has in attendance, Javiera Parada, cultural attaché of Chile in New York, as well as a number of Latin American graduate students.

We invite you to learn more about the visit by watching Benito Baranda’s interview on Channel NY1 http://www.ny1noticias.com/nyc/twc-ny1-noticias/pura-politica/2015/03/13/bachelet-y-la-corrupci-n.html