Testimonios: Roots of National Change

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


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)

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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