February 9, 2017


CCNY, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, Auditorium

25 Broadway, 7th Floor





500 Years

Screening from Skylight Pictures

September 14, 2016

CWE Auditorium

6:00 to 8:30 pm

Matilde Terraza, a Mayan Ixil leader and one of the protagonists in  500 YEARS

Matilde Terraza, a Mayan Ixil leader and one of the protagonists in 500 YEARS

500 YEARS tells the story through Mayan eyes of a moment that may change Guatemala forever. For centuries a tiny white elite has ruled over the majority indigenous Mayan population, maintaining their power through racism and violence. When this elite was threatened by democracy in 1954, the CIA staged a coup, setting in motion decades of repression, impunity, and genocide.  But the Mayan people have preserved their culture in the cauldron of resistance.  In 2012 indigenous survivors forced a national trial for genocide, won a historic victory, and then forged an unprecedented alliance with non-indigenous Guatemalans to overthrow a corrupt President.  

Following the film, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers, and the audience will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to provide feedback in the editorial process. 


"Tribute to the Disappeared" Art Exhibition (9/26-10/31) Opening Reception, September 26, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Center for Worker Education Auditorium, 25 Broadway, 7th Floor

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The City College of New York - Division of Interdisciplinary Studies
at the Center for Worker Education
25 Broadway, 7th Floor New York, NY 10004
Tel. 212-925-6625