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GSN MONDAY MAILER NOVEMBER 07 2016

Posted by on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in News, Uncategorized.

Contents

1. LOOK OUT FOR THESE GUATEMALA THEMED PRESENTATIONS AT THE AAA MEETINGS
2. A FEW LINKS
3. EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED FOR VICTIM OF VIOLENCE IN QUICHE
4. GREAT LOOKING NEW MONOGRAPH ON PIRACY AND CLOTHING IN GUATEMALA BY GSN BOARD MEMBER KEDRON THOMAS
5.  ANOTHER GREAT BOOK FROM GSN'ER SHEILA COSMINSKY ON MIDWIVES AND MOTHERS IN GUATEMALA
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1. LOOK OUT FOR THESE GUATEMALA THEMED PRESENTATIONS AT THE AAA MEETINGS
 
CHANTAL FIGUEROA- Please note my paper presentation for AAA entitled,  State of Terror, States of Mind: The Case of Mental Feminicide in Guatemala City as part of the panel on SUFFERING AND ITS AFTERMATH: EVIDENCE OF RESILIENCY AND RECOVERY, Saturday from 10h15-12h00.

JOYCE BENNETT "Identity through Time: Elder's Influence on the Ontology of Mobile Maya Women's Time" 

Panel: Gendering Time: Feminist Considerations of Gender and Generational Time (Part 2) (-0520) on Thursday 10:45AM


Emily Yates-Doerr “Development in 1000 days: gendering reproduction in sustainable times.” Thursday, Nov 1711:15-11:30. Hilton, Room: Conrad B. 

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2. A FEW LINKS
A. GUATEMALAN PROSECUTOR WHO LED RIOS MONTT TRIAL ARRESTED  
C. GUATEMALA TO HOLD REFERENDUM ON BELIZE BORDER http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2424378&CategoryId=23558
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3. EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED FOR VICTIM OF VIOLENCE IN QUICHE
Greetings,
 
I am writing to request an expert witness for a Guatemalan national who is now in immigration removal proceedings in San Francisco, California. The client worked for the national government as a health field worker. The client lived in Quiché and traveled throughout Quiché Department, educating community members on health issues including zika, dengue, and other health-related issues. The client wore a uniform that publicly identified him in the course of his work as a government health field worker. Regrettably, the client was physically attacked and assaulted on numerous occasions, potentially due to his public and visible role as a government employee, and he ultimately fled to the United States with his son, who is also in removal proceedings. The son also received threats from gang members who attempted to recruit the son to join the gang.
 
The client's next scheduled Master Calendar hearing is on January 20, 2017, however the expert witness would not be needed until the subsequent Individual Calendar hearing, which will likely be scheduled for the end of 2017 or even 2018. The ideal expert would be familiar with the aforementioned conditions and be available to testify in court.
 
Thank you very much for your consideration of this request,
 
— 
Sarah Kate Heilbrun
Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
436 14th Street, Suite 716
Oakland CA 94612

 
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4. GREAT LOOKING NEW MONOGRAPH ON PIRACY AND CLOTHING IN GUATEMALA BY GSN BOARD MEMBER KEDRON THOMAS
 
Please check out my new book, Regulating Style: Intellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemalajust released from University of California Press. 

 
Here's a short description: 
Fashion knockoffs are everywhere. Even in the out-of-the-way markets of highland Guatemala, fake branded clothes offer a cheap, stylish alternative for people who cannot afford high-priced originals. Fashion companies have taken notice, ensuring that international trade agreements include stronger intellectual property protections to prevent brand “piracy.” In Regulating Style, Kedron Thomas approaches the fashion industry from the perspective of indigenous Maya people who make and sell knockoffs, asking why they copy and wear popular brands, how they interact with legal frameworks and state institutions that criminalize their livelihood, and what is really at stake for fashion companies in the global regulation of style.
 
Use code 16M4197 for a 30% discount when you purchase the book on the press website. 

 
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5. ANOTHER GREAT BOOK FROM GSN'ER SHEILA COSMINSKY ON MIDWIFERY IN GUATEMALA
 
I would be grateful if you would put a notice in the GSN concerning the publication of my new book, Midwives and Mothers: Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation, by University of Texas Press. It can be ordered from: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/cosminsky-midwives-and-mothers. It can also be ordered from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.