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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Chiapas and Guatemalan Speakers - Sat June 8th 7PM
GUASCO, Global Democracy Ottawa and Rights Action present
ON THE ROAD TO KANANASKIS
Challenging the G8 & Global Elitism
Working to End Global Impoverishment,
Racism & Repression
Saturday June 8
Saint Paul University
Amphitheatre (rear entrance)
223 Main Street,
Ottawa (Wheelchair Accessible)
Free Event ~ Donations Accepted
Proceeds to Support The Rights Action Tour
Speakers from Central America
Carlos Chen Osorio Carlos is a campesino of the Achi people, and is a co-founder of ADIVIMA, the Association of Association for the Integral Development of the Victims of the Violence. A survivor of the 1982 Rio Negro massacres, when 444 Rio Negro villagers were killed including his pregnant wife and two children, Carlos will speak of the efforts of his people to have justice done for the genocide and massacres of the past, including the wholesale destruction of his home village Rio Negro to make way for the Chixoy Dam, funded and made possible by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Ramon Penate Diaz Ramon is a campesino of the Chol people and is a human rights defender with the “Chiapas Community Defenders Network (funded by Rights Action). He lives in the community of Emiliano Zapata in the municipality of Tila, in the north zone of Chiapas. He will speak of the work of the Network in favour of indigenous rights and culture, and of community controlled development, in the context of the on-going conflict in Chiapas between an indigenous focused social justice movement and the dominant economic and military forces of the state and private sector.
GUASCO - Guatemala Solidarity Committee of Ottawa
firstname.lastname@example.org David (613) 233-7903
Global Democracy Ottawa (GDO) email@example.com
http://www.gdo.ca Paul (613) 761-1724
Rights Action firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.rightsaction.org Grahame (416) 654-2074
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