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May 10, 2016

“Activism and Social Change in Postwar Guatemala”

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall, Room 123
University of Oregon campus
Free & open to the public

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj is a journalist, social anthropologist, and international spokeswoman who has been at the forefront in struggles for respect for indigenous cultures. Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is the first Maya-K’iche’ woman to earn the doctorate in social anthropology, and she initiated the court case that made racial discrimination illegal in Guatemala.