Central American Peace Project (CAPP)

Central American Peace Project (CAPP)

Collection Number: 
128
Collection Length: 
5.50ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Northern New York, St. Lawrence County
Period: 
1984 to 1990
Finding Aid: 

The Central America Peace Project was a grass roots organization formed in 1984 by citizens of Northern New York concerned with the escalating threat to peace, the systematic denial of human and economic rights, and the ever-increasing US military intervention in Central America. The purpose of CAPP was to educate the community to the Central America Crisis and to initiate and coordinate peace projects involving the North Country Community. The Goals of the CAPP included creating a framework for peace in Central America, the suspension of all US military and economic aid to nations that lack protection of basic human rights, withdrawal of US military personnel and bases, and the promotion of civilian led democracy. Included in the collection are notes, printed materials, fliers, brochures, newspaper publications, propaganda, and correspondence pertaining to Central American Aid and the CAPP 1980-1990.