Guatemala Human Rights Accompaniment Speaking Tour
From: codiga (codigariseup.net)
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 21:03:51 -0700 (PDT)
L.A.G.O.S. (Lakes Area Group Organizing Solidarity for Guatemala) will be
hosting Carrie Stengel and Cody Oesterreich on a presentation tour
throughout the Twin Cities area from April 21-27, 2008. Cody and Carrie
will talk about their personal experiences as human rights accompaniers in
Guatemala, discuss past and present startling realities of Guatemalan
people, and show a photographic exhibit of the Guatemalans involved.

Cody Oesterreich spent twelve months working in rural Guatemala as a human
rights observer. She will be sharing her experience accompanying
Guatemalan National genocide case witnesses. She will give an overview of
the genocide cases, a history of Guatemala's civil war and current
political and social realities in the Central American country.

Recently returned accompanier Carrie Stengel will relate her stories of
working in Guatemala as an observer responding to direct threats to human
rights defenders.  For eight months she worked with indigenous communities
resisting mines, dams, and other large-scale development projects, farm
worker unions defending labor rights, and numerous individuals and groups
challenging entrenched impunity.

Times and Locations:

Monday, April 21- 7:00pm: St Stevens Church, 2211 Clinton Ave. South,
Minneapolis

Tuesday, April 22- 6:30pm: Mat Hatter's Coffee Café, Conversation Salon,
943 West 7th, St Paul

Wednesday, April 23- 7:00 pm: Hamline University, GLC 100E
(Giddeons/Alumni Learning Center), 1536 Hewitt Ave, St Paul (Visitor
parking is located in the White House lot on Hewitt Avenue at Pascal
Street)

Thursday, April 24- 6:00pm: Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Saturday, April 26- 10:00am: Resource Center of the Americas Coffee hour,
Holy Trinity Church, 2730 E 31st St, Minneapolis,

Sunday, April 27- 12:30pm: St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis

All events are free and open to the public.

Contact codiga [at] riseup.net for further information



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