Thursday, 02 October 2014
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
TALK: Rivers for Life: Cultural Resistance to the Xalalá Dam NISGUA Fall Tour 2014
Public lecture by Guatemalan activist Victor Caal Tzuy, speaking on behalf of the nearly 60 rural and indigenous communities that form ACODET (Association of Communities for Development and Defense of Land and Natural Resources). Tzuy will discuss community-based organizing and resistance to the Xalalá Hydroelectric Dam a government imposed project that would, if constructed, irreparably damage the land, livelihoods and culture of nearly 100 Maya Q'eqchi' indigenous communities in Guatemala. ACODET Coordinator Victor Caal Tzuy will speak about the role of Maya Q'eqchi' culture in his community's resistance to the Xalalá dam.
ALL DONATIONS SUPPORT ACODET AND TOUR COSTS. Ticket purchase optional: no one turned away due to lack of funds.
Victor Caal Tuzy is an educator, a community organizer, a human rights defender, and a founding member of ACODET.
For over 30 years, NISGUA has linked people in the U.S. and Guatemala in the grassroots global struggle for justice, human dignity, and respect for the Earth.
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