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GSN MONDAY MAILER OCTOBER 10 2016

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

Thanks to all who contacted me about taking over the mailer. I have forwarded your information to the GSN executive board, and they will be in touch with each of you soon.

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1. A FEW LINKS
2. UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE VIII Coloquio de Antropología y Sociología PROGRAM ATTACHED
3. CASA POPENOE NOVEMBER LECTURE ON LAS CAPUCHINAS
4. LINK TO PIECE ON THE  CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING PLANNED OPENING OF A NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN GUATEMALA CITY
5. SYMPOSIUM AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY ON THE AFTERMATH OF THE GUATEMALAN PEACE ACCORDS
6. UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO MARROQUIN ANNNOUNCES FESTIVAL OF THE AVOCADO COMING THIS NOVEMBER
7. EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED TO AID ASYLUM SEEKERS IN GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA
 
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1. A FEW LINKS
 
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2. UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE VIII Coloquio de Antropología y Sociología PROGRAM ATTACHED
 
Adjunto este correo, el programa final del VIII CAS. Les invitamos a inscribirse en los talleres formativos "Osteología aplicada a la Arqueología Maya" e "Intervenciones en crisis durante el trabajo de campo". Así mismo pueden inscribirse en las actividades culturales "Café Ciudadano", "Concurso de Fotografía" y "Micrófono Abierto" que forman parte del evento.
 
Si desean obtener más información sobre los talleres y actividades culturales, pueden comunicarse directamente con la Asociación de Estudiantes de Ciencias Sociales <aeccsseuvg@gmail.com>
 
Saludos cordiales,
 
Mtra. Tatiana Paz Lemus
Directora, Departamento de Antropología y Sociología
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
18 avenida 11-95, zona 15, Vista Hermosa III
Guatemala, C.A. 01015
Oficina G-105A
Tels. PBX: (502) 2507-1500 Ext.:21402

 
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3.  CASA POPENOE NOVEMBER LECTURE ON LAS CAPUCHINAS
 

Conferencia:  Las estructuras hidráulicas del siglo XVIII en el convento de Capuchinas de la Antigua Guatemala.


Conferencista:  Alberto Garín


Fecha:  Jueves 17 de noviembre de 2016, 4:00 p. m.


Contribución: Q30.00.  Estudiantes con carnet y guías de turismo Q 15.00.

 

Datos:

Casa Popenoe

6a calle Oriente # 16

Antigua Guatemala

 

Para más información:

http://casapopenoe/ufm.edu/category/evento/

historia-ufm@ufm.edu

(502) 2413-3258

 
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4. LINK TO PIECE ON THE  CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING PLANNED OPENING OF A NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN GUATEMALA CITY
 

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5. SYMPOSIUM AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY ON THE AFTERMATH OF THE GUATEMALAN PEACE ACCORDS

In commemoration of the twentieth and twenty-fifth anniversaries of the signing of the Guatemalan (1996) and El Salvadoran (1992) Peace Accords, please join us for a comparative symposium:

"What Was Achieved? Migration, Impunity, and Social Justice after the Peace Accords in El Salvador and Guatemala"
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 27-28, 2016
 
In the 1980s, El Salvador and Guatemala were in the midst of brutal civil wars pitting leftist guerrillas against military counterinsurgencies, in a political context of repression, foreign intervention, and dictatorship. El Salvador’s Peace Accords (1992) successfully demilitarized the country and have been hailed as a model for what such agreements can achieve. By contrast, many elements of Guatemala’s Peace Accords (1996) were never implemented and the agreement is often considered a failure; yet unlike El Salvador until very recently, Guatemala has brought some of those responsible for wartime atrocities to trial in national courts.

“What Was Achieved” considers current conditions in Guatemala and El Salvador in the wake of their peace agreements, focusing on migration, impunity, and social justice. Taking advantage of an unusual constellation of expertise and interest in Central America at Marquette and in the Milwaukee area, it asks what challenges remain and whether any lessons might be applied to other conflicts worldwide.

On Thursday afternoon, a keynote panel discussion on the peace accords themselves will feature distinguished guests with deep experience in both countries. On Friday, three roundtables will bring our invited speakers into structured but informal conversation with Marquette faculty and students, community members, and the audience.

Guest speakers include Victor Montejo, former legislator and Secretary of Peace in Guatemala and emeritus professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis; Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic, indigenous rights and environmental activist in Guatemala; Marcie Mersky, director of programs at the International Center for Transitional Justice, New York City; Héctor Lindo-Fuentes, professor of history and Latin American Studies at Fordham University; Joaquín Chávez, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Gene Palumbo, a freelance journalist living in El Salvador who teaches for Santa Clara University’s Casa de la Solidaridad program in San Salvador.

The event is free and open to the public. For the program and more information, see http://whatwasachieved.wordpress.com or write laura.matthew@marquette.edu

Laura E. Matthew
Associate Professor, Department of History
Marquette University
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee WI  53201
414-288-7590

 

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6. UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO MARROQUIN ANNNOUNCES FESTIVAL OF THE AVOCADO COMING THIS NOVEMBER
 
Hola 
Este mes de Noviembre, queremos hacer un gran festival para conmemorar los 100 años de que Wilson Popenoe visitara Guatemala por primera vez y descubriera los maravillosos aguacates que tenemos en Guatemala y la Antigua Guatemala.
Tambièn fue en ese viaje que se enamoró de la Antigua y fue una de las razones para que 14 años después ya casado, regresara y comprara una casa para restaurarla y abrirla al público en general y así fue como los guatemaltecos redescubrimos la belleza de la arquitectura colonial y empezamos a conservarla y restaurarla y logramos hoy en día tener una hermosa ciudad. Pero hace 100 años empezó todo.
Además, Wilson dijo que el aguacate guatemalteco era el mejor del mundo. Bien, pues ya es hora de reivindicarlo, no creen? por eso haremos un festival del aguacate y vendrán chefs de diferentes restaurantes y hoteles de la Antigua y junto con los estudiantes de Gastronomía de la UFM nos darán a probar platillos con aguacate. El público podrá después de eso, votar por el mejor.
Bueno, quisiera pedirles que, si tienen interés, contacten conmigo para que les dé más detalles y si quieren una entrevista, un artículo más profundo para publicar en noviembre, por mí encantada. 
Les comparto el link del artículo que se escribió para la revista El Amigo de la Marro. 
Muchas gracias por su colaboración y por hacer de este festival una fiesta!


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7. EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED TO AID ASYLUM SEEKERS IN GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA

My name is Ian Philabaum and I am part of a national network of advocates for Central American asylum seekers. We have built a program of representation for these families that are put in the family detention centers, and we are currently working with a couple dozen attorneys and asylum seeking families in Georgia and North Carolina. We are looking for local resources that could be key factors in the outcomes of these cases challenged by the hostile immigration courts in Atlanta and Charlotte. I reached out to Liz Oglesby and she suggested you may be able to help through the GSN listserv. Do you know of any academics/experts in the area (academia or otherwise) that have a particular expertise in any of the following areas:
Central America
Central American gangs/organized crime/violence
Domestic violence/femicide/machismo (in Latin America/Central America)
Indigenous People/languages in Guatemala
Trafficking in Central America (people/drugs/arms/etc.)
PTSD/trauma resulting from violence
I know these are super general but we really need to find some local folks who would be able to testify in person at an asylum case as these judges don't allow telephonic participation. We are also looking to build better practices for asylum attorneys and connecting them to these types of experts meet some of our long term goals. We are looking for people that (1) are able to meet in person (at least for the hearing) and (2) are willing to work pro-bono. Any suggestions and leads would be super appreciated!

Thank you so much, and please let me know if you have any questions!


Ian