Testimonios: Roots of National Change

Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, November 12, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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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.

Poster: Testimonios: Roots of National Change [PDF]

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.

If you cannot make it to this Zona Abierta, see below:

CRLN 2015 Annual Luncheon – Buy TICKETS here!

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095
Email: lcc@uic.edu

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)

Location
UIC Latino Cultural Center

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