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Winter Speaker Tour with Elodia Castillo from Guatemala

Speaker: Elodia Castillo Vasquez and Roderico Y. Diaz
Date: February 21, 2020
Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm
Address: FedEx Global Education Center Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St. , Chapel Hill

Elodia Castillo Vasquez, Maya Ch'orti' Indigenous authority and president of COMUNDICH in Guatemala, and Roderico Y. Díaz, indigenous Maya Kaqchikel photojournalist based in NC will present on: Recovering ancestral territory and rights under the threat of a militarized state; the current political situation and the effects of the recent state of siege in Guatemala; the fight for historical memory and justice after genocide in Guatemala; the effects of US policies Alliance for Prosperity and the “third safe country” agreement; how to take action in solidarity with grassroots communities in Latin America.