Human Rights Activism in Guatemala:
A Conversation with Lorenzo Mateo
6:30-8:00 pm, CWE Auditorium
The City College, Center for Worker Education
25 Broadway, 7th Floor
Lorenzo Mateo is a Q’anjob’al indigenous leader, a member of Prensa Comunitaria—the 2015 recipient of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission’s Alice Zachmann Human Rights Defenders Award—and the current coordinator of the Snuq’ Jolom Konob’ community radio station in Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango. He will speak about the importance of and repression against community journalism in Guatemala. Lorenzo will share information about local resistance movements, as well as the criminalization of community leaders from his region.
This event is co-sponsored by the following organizations: The City College Center for Worker Education (CWE), the Historical Memory Project (HMP), the CWE Frances S. Patai Program, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the CUNY Graduate Center.