, the dubbed “Guatemalan Spring” has garnered a lot of attention from the international community, but people in the country have been mobilizing for years. One significant effort has been against extractive mining ambitions in the countryside. How is the recent urban rising tied to previous and ongoing efforts in rural areas?
Join our friends at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU for an exciting discussion on how the recent urban rising in Guatemala is tied to movements in the countryside in defense of life, land, and justice.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 12:00pm, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Room 404, 53 Washington Square South
From September’s headline-grabbing indictment of Guatemala’s President on corruption charges, to ongoing rural opposition to extractive industries, we’ll hear directly from a Guatemalan activist about this historic moment and how the country’s disparate social movements can work together to achieve human rights and justice.Llan Carlos Dávila, a community leader and activist, member of the Diocesan Committee in Defense of Nature (CODIDENA), is visiting NYC as part of the U.S. speaking tour, “Tahoe on Trial,” organized by the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). He will speak about the creative and resilient ways people in his region are opposing a destructive silver mining project led by this U.S. and Canadian-owned Tahoe Resources.Tahoe Resources Inc. is a U.S. and Canadian-owned mining corporation notorious for perpetuating violence, displacement, and committing environmental and human rights violations in the country. Currently, the corporation is on trial in Canada on the suspicion of its involvement in the shooting of 7 local community activists near its mining operations in the country.The event is free and open to the public. ID is required to enter the building. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.