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Ethical Solidarity: A Benefit for the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
Date Thursday April 11
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley
Event Type Fundraiser
The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) works to build ethical international solidarity with indigenous civil and environmental rights activists. The need for ethical solidarity is critical following the recent death and kidnappings of indigenous environmental activists challenging Tahoe Resources, a U.S. based corporation. Jennifer Ristau's talk will explore how Guatemala's history of genocide and environmental degradation are intertwined and how to be an effective ally. The film Granito: How to Nail a Dictator goes into detail about some of the genocide survivors NISGUA accompanies.

The event, co-sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, benefits the Guatemala accompaniment program, which relies on community donations. More events and information at

Suggested donation $8. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

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Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 9:18 PM

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by Jenne Ristau
Tuesday Mar 26th, 2013 9:55 AM
PBS says this about the film: "In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s — and Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice. "