May Salon This Thursday: “Guatemala Accompaniment Project: Stories from the Field”

Ashley Williamson and Jason Boccaccio are returned accompaniers who will be sharing stories from their time with NISGUA’s Guatemalan Accompaniment Project (GAP). GAP accompanies communities to deter human rights violations. Ashley and Jason will share their own personal stories from Guatemala and answer any questions about GAP and current human rights issues in Guatemala. Thursday, … Continue reading May Salon This Thursday: “Guatemala Accompaniment Project: Stories from the Field”

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March Salon: “David v. Goliath: Stories of Success, Grief and Hope Surrounding Gold Mining in Guatemala”

Alejandro Alfaro, a Guatemalan and former employee of COPAE (the San Marcos’ Catholic Diocese’ Pastoral Commission of Peace and Ecology) will share his experiences working with the communities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands who are opposing the chemical mining taking place in their territories. The story of their lives is a story of success, grief, and … Continue reading March Salon: “David v. Goliath: Stories of Success, Grief and Hope Surrounding Gold Mining in Guatemala”

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Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Threatened in Guatemala

Amnesty International sent out the following urgent action today about death threats against the staff of the Asociacion para el Estudio y Promocion de la Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM) and the Unidad de Proteccion de Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA). DJPC encourages you to send a letter to Guatemalan authorities requesting the protection of those … Continue reading Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Threatened in Guatemala

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