Indigenous rights advocates from Guatemala to visit University
Dartmouth, MA – October 21, 2022 – On Thursday, October 27, two indigenous rights advocates from Guatemala will visit the University of Massachusetts of Dartmouth to explain the current situation in Guatemala. Corrupt political, military, and economic elites have captured the state, rural and indigenous communities are under attack, and migration to the U.S. continues to grow — including migration to the SouthCoast.
Thelma Cabrera and Neftalí López are leaders of the Committee for Peasant Development (Comité de Desarrollo Campesino or CODECA) and will speak about Guatemala: Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Migration on Thursday, October 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Unity House. The talk will be in Spanish with an English translation. This event is sponsored by the Sociology and Anthropology Department and the Frederick Douglass Unity House in coordination with the Alianza para una Guatemala Mejor (Alliance for a Better Guatemala).
For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Maya Knauer, chairperson of the Sociology and Anthropology Department: email@example.com or 508-999-8405.