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Oak Human Rights Fellow Ana Lucía Ixchíu Hernández

October 27, 2022, 12:00 PM1:00 PM

Free

The Oak Institute for Human Rights has named Indigenous rights activist Ana Lucía Ixchíu Hernández as one of two Oak Human Rights Fellows for the fall semester.

During their time on the Colby campus, they will work to raise awareness about Indigenous rights and discuss ways that colonialism and modern borders have violated human rights of Indigenous people, and threatened their cultural survival, said Valérie Dionne, director of the Oak Institute and associate professor of French. The fellows joined the Colby community in August and will share their knowledge and experience with students, faculty, staff, and the greater community throughout the semester.

A journalist, artist, and activist, Ixchíu is an Indigenous K’iche woman from Totonicapán, Guatemala. She dedicated her life to activism after witnessing human rights violations committed against Guatemalans who demonstrated against privatized electricity, controlled by a foreign transnational corporation. She became a journalist to expose such violations and to report stories from the perspective of the Indigenous people most impacted by human rights violations.

This is a live event! There is no Zoom component.

We will not have lunch, but you are welcome to bring your own.

You do not need to register. Just come and listen to these amazing speakers.

Details

Date:
October 27, 2022
Time:
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Mid-Maine Global Forum
Email:
midmaineglobalforum@gmail.com
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