Foro Urgente: Criminalization and Repression against Indigenous Communities in Guatemala

Event Date: 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Las Maestras Center
  • South Hall 1415 & Livestream on YouTube
Guatemala is currently at a crucial political juncture in which there are growing concerns surrounding the increasing human rights abuses, repression and violence against indigenous communities. The event brings together two leaders to provide insights on the lived local realities for Maya peoples in Guatemala. They include, Concepción Santay Gómez, a Maya Ixil ancestral authority from Guatemala and Lucía Ixchíu, a Maya K’iche’ activist and co-founder of Festivales Solidarios (a decolonial collective consisting of journalists and artists). The forum will be moderated by Dr. Giovanni Batz, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
*This talk will be held in Spanish with limited English translation*