El Impacto Del Racismo Y La Corrupción Estatal En Los Pueblos Indígenas De Guatemala

Things to do
El Impacto Del Racismo Y La Corrupción Estatal En Los Pueblos Indígenas De Guatemala
More Less
El Impacto Del Racismo Y La Corrupción Estatal En Los Pueblos Indígenas De Guatemala says
El Impacto del Racismo y la Corrupcion Estatal en los Pueblos Indigenas de Guatemala
(In Spanish without interpretation)

Irma Velásquez Nimatuj
Tinker Visiting Professor

Friday, Jan. 29
Noon
Benson Latin American Collection, 1.208


Tinker Visiting Professor Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj is a journalist, social anthropologist, and international spokeswoman she has been at the forefront in struggles for respect for indigenous cultures. She was Executive Director of the Mecanismo de Apoyo a Pueblos Indígenas Oxlajuj Tzikin (Support Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples) (2005-2013). Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is the first Maya-K'iche' woman to earn the doctorate in Social Anthropology and she initiated the court case that made racial discrimination illegal in Guatemala. She has won numerous academic fellowships and awards for her journalism, She was a member of the Latin American Consulting Group of Indigenous Leaders for UNICEF and participates in the UN through the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She also served as advisor on indigenous issues for the Latin American and Caribbean office of UN Women (2014-2015). She is the author of Pueblos Indígenas, Estado y Lucha por Tierra en Guatemala (AVANCSO 2008) and La pequeña burguesía indígena comercial de Guatemala Desigualdades de clase, raza y género(AVANCSO-SERJUS 2002). She writes a weekly newspaper column in elPeriódico de Guatemala and through both her political and academic efforts seeks to create viable and realistic ways to create equality for indigenous people and a truly democratic and participatory democracy in Guatemala.
Image Courtesy of Tara Stone
More Less

By: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies