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Maya-Ixil Cultural Rights and Megaprojects in Guatemala

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GENOCIDE AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION PROGRAM

Wednesday, April 11
Maya-Ixil Cultural Rights and Mega-projects in Guatemala, Lecture
Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez, Alcaldía Indigena of Cotzal
-Presentation will be in Spanish. English translation will be provided by Dr. Giovanni Batz.
5:30pm, Heritage Room, Shriver Center

Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez is a member of the Alcaldía Indígena of Cotzal, consisted of ancestral authorities dedicated to promoting Ixil culture, identity, rights and the defense of the regions natural resources and territories. The talk will focus on recent efforts by Maya indigenous communities in resisting mega-projects in Guatemala.

The Genocide and Holocaust Education program is sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures and the Department of History Holocaust Education fund with support from Hillel Association of Jewish Students; Hillel Foundation at Miami University; Hillel International; the Holocaust and Humanities Center in Cincinnati; and in partnership with the Department of Anthropology; the Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies Program and the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies.