MINING AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA
Victoria Cumes Jochola of the Tz’ununija’ Indigenous Women’s Movement
Tuesday, March 29th
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
Victoria Cumes Jochola of the Tz’uninija’ Indigenous Women’s Movement will be visiting NYU as part of a three-week speaking tour coordinated by the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala. The tour is aimed at addressing the unique challenges and forms of violence faced by women in communities affected by large-scale development projects, such as the Marlin gold mine in Western Guatemala. Her talk will focus on women’s strategies of resistance and healing, the rights of indigenous peoples, and the criminalization of peaceful protest against mining. This event is co-sponsored by the Native Peoples Forum, the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Latino Studies Program.