“Defending Truth and Memory: The Path Towards Justice”

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Altar for collective healing and in memory of people killed in Guatemala’s genocide.

During the month of October we are remembering all the victims of the Guatemalan genocide. We have installed an Altar as part of the commemorations of the Day of the Dead. You can visit the altar at The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC) – 772 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.(Please check CHAC for opening hours)

DJPC is working in partnership with two other groups to create awareness on human rights issues facing indigenous communities in Guatemala. The Center for Human Rights Legal Action (CALDH) and the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) bring the photo exhibit “Defending Truth and Memory: The Path Towards Justice” to Denver. The theme of the photo exhibit is the struggle for indigenous people to hold the Guatemalan government accountable for atrocities committed during the genocide and internal war. The photo exhibit shows political and legal actions led by indigenous organizations, exhumations of people massacred, and burial ceremonies in honor of the victims and their families.

During the month of October we are remembering all the victims of the Guatemalan genocide. We have installed an Altar as part of the commemorations of the Day of the Dead. You can visit the altar at The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC) – 772 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.(Please check CHAC for opening hours)

The Denver metro area has longtime community members from all over Latin American that fled brutal and repressive governments. People currently living in Denver have family members that were killed in Guatemala by the military dictatorships. This altar in honor of the victims of the genocide in Guatemala brings collective healing to people in Denver and cultivates solidarity across borders for peace and reconciliation.

Join us on for the Opening Reception Friday October 13th 6-9 PM

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