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Our Mission and History

Community Action on Latin America’s mission is to educate our local and campus community about underlying social, political and economic problems that are inherent to U.S. relations with Latin America and to work as activists in solidarity with groups in Latin America that are struggling for peace and social justice.

What We Do

CALA hosts speakers from Latin America and speakers from other countries to talk about current conditions in Latin America. CALA also works with other solidarity and advocacy organizations in the Madison area on events and programs.


We have heard from our neighbors in Latin America that they are struggling in many ways. When we ask them how we can help, they have often said "Change the policies of your government." Aid and assistance to people is important. But to create a long term improvement, we must also work to make sure the policies and practices of our own government in Latin America are respectful and fair.