Nov 12

Testimonios: Roots of National Change

November 12, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America

Join us for a talk with Lorenzo Mateo Francisco, Q’anjob’al Indigenous leader in Guatemala, to discuss his community’s use of grassroots media and radio as tools for building Indigenous self-determination and for developing local analyses of and participation in national events. He will share stories of Indigenous organizing for territorial autonomy which demonstrate community-led struggles against systems of corruption and privatization.

This presentation will be in Spanish and will be interpreted by Andrew Fandino.

  • Lorenzo Mateo Francisco is a member of Prensa Comunitaria, and current director of the Snuq’ Jolom Konob community radio station in Huehuetenango.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Poster: Testimonios: Roots of National Change [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: Guatemala Human Rights Commission and Prensa Comunitaria; and the UIC student organizations Amnesty International, Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), Lambda Theta Phi, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Union of Puerto Rican Students (UPRS)


Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 21, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018