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Guatemalan Indigenous Rights and “La Puya” Activist

November 4, 2014 - November 5, 2014

November 4th (Time TBD)

Dominican University, Fine Arts Building (Martin Hall)

7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IL

November 5th (7:00pm)

Glencoe Union Church

263 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL

 

Miriam Pixtún Monroy is a resident of Nacahuil, a Maya Kaqchikel community that suffered a horrific attack. The attack is believed to be an attempt to break the community’s resistance to mega-development projects.

Miriam has extensive experience in community outreach and has been involved in movements for indigenous rights and autonomy. She, along with other members of Nacahuil, has also been very active in the anti-mine blockade known as ‘La Puya.’

Miriam will be coming to the US Midwest in November to talk about the roots and goals of community resistance to mega development projects and to describe the Guatemalan government’s overwhelming lack of respect for indigenous rights. The Guatemalan Human Rights Commission will accompany Miriam providing interpretation and background information.

 

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November 4, 2014
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November 5, 2014
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