|Guatemala Human Rights Accompaniment Speaking Tour||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|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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