Fall Speaker's Tour with Indigenous Rights Activist Maria Choc - Nov. 17 @ Macalester

Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA

. . . Working for human rights in Guatemala since 1982

This November, GHRC is proud to present our Fall 2011 Speaker's Tour with Maria Cuc Choc, a Mayan activist and community leader from Guatemala. Maria and Kelsey Alford-Jones, director of GHRC, will be doing a series of exciting and informative events together in Washington, DC, Chicago, Grinell, and the Twin Cities. This is an incredible opportunity to meet an inspiring member of Guatemala's indigenous community and spread awareness about the current human rights situation in Guatemala.

About the Tour:

Maria is Maya Q'eqchi and has been struggling for indigenous rights, land rights and women's rights in her community - and regionally - for many years. She will be speaking about these struggles in the current context of increasing violence and a new administration taking office. Maria comes from a family of community organizers and activists, and it has been their struggle and sacrifice which has served to strengthen her solidarity with communities. Her brother, Ramiro Choc, is one of Guatemala's most high profile political prisoners. Director Kelsey Alford-Jones will be accompanying her to translate, give historical context, and talk about what we can do here in the US to educate ourselves and support human rights in Guatemala.

Please join us at any of the following events:

Washington, DC:
* Tuesday, November 8th 7:00 pm - 8:00pm @ American University
Chicago, IL:
* Thursday, November 10th 3:00 - 4:30 pm @ University of Chicago
* Thursday, November 10th 6:00 - 8:00 pm @ DePaul University
* Friday, November 11th 10:30 am @ North Park University
Grinnell, IA:
* Tuesday, November 15th Time TBD @ Grinnell College

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN:
* Thursday, November 17th 4:30 - 6:00 pm @ Macalester College

Please visit our website for more detailed information about the tour and Maria's amazing work. We look forward to seeing you on the tour!

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