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This Saturday, the World Cup Comes to Vermont

Migrant Justice and Vermont Workers’ Center Members to Participate in the 1st Annual Vermont Human Rights World Cup/Copa Mundial

What: Vermont Human Rights World Cup (Copa Mundial), a competitive soccer tournament between members of Migrant Justice, the Vermont Workers’ Center, and other community members

When: Saturday, July 26. World Cup Final Match at 5 pm. Games from 2:30-6.

Where:  Soccer fields, Leddy Park, Burlington 05408

(BURLINGTON, Vermont) – It’s like the FIFA World Cup –– only with a respect for human rights and a Vermont location.

Two weeks after the World Cup drew to a close in Brazil, members of Migrant Justice and the Vermont Workers’ Center are hosting a competitive soccer tournament with teams representing multiple countries. While the FIFA World Cup engenders displacement and social strife in every country that hosts it –– Saturday’s World Cup benefits Vermont communities directly, with all proceeds going to Migrant Justice and the Vermont Workers’ Center.

Press are invited to attend this unique event bringing together diverse communities in a fun and spirited celebration of human rights.

The tournament, which goes from 2:30 to 6, will culminate in a World Cup Final Match at 5 pm.

The Human Rights World Cup is graciously sponsored by Montpelier’s Three Penny Taproom. Winooski’s Mule Bar has also generously sponsored one of the teams competing for glory in the World Cup.

Event website: http://www.exerciseyourrights.org/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/651814008229749/

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