A Talk with Pascual Bernabe Velasquez
Learn about the current situation in Guatemala for human rights defenders and community activists in the struggle against megaprojects, neoliberal financial interests, and exploitation of land and minerals by transnational corporations. Pascual Bernabe Velasquez will be speaking on the issues of mining and indigenous rights and sharing his personal experiences organizing community referendums and Mining‐Free Zones in Huehuetenango.
Thursday, March 4th at 4pm Wyatt 109.
This event is sponsored by Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies. The tour is sponsored by UU Central America Network (UUCAN) in partnership with NISGUA (http://www.nisgua.org/). The mission of the U.U. Central American Network (UUCAN) is to engage local communities to support the human rights and justice work of Guatemalans. UUCAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.