[act-ma] Defending Human Rights in Guatemala: A Discussion with Ruth del Valle, Sunday, 11/4 in Davis Square
kellyturley at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 12:24:16 PDT 2007
*The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC), *
*the Guatemala Solidarity Committee of Boston, and *
*Amnesty International Group 133 of Somerville*
* Present a lecture by Guatemalan Human Rights Activist *
*Ruth del Valle Cóbar *
* from Movimiento Nacional por los Derechos Humanos on the increasing
attacks against human rights defenders and institutions in Guatemala. *
*Sunday, November 4th *
*Amnesty International Northeast Regional Office*
*58 Day Street Plaza, 4th Floor *
* Davis Square, Somerville *
(Near the intersection of Elm and Day Streets)
We hope you can join us to learn and be inspired to take action! Ruth has
worked tirelessly to promote human rights, raise awareness about the
increasing attacks against human rights defenders and organizations, and
improve the rule of law and democratic institutions in Guatemala.
She is the co-founder of the *Movimiento Nacional por los Derechos Humanos (
*National Movement for Human Rights), a network for dozens of human rights
institutions, and she spearheads the *Unidad de Protección a Defensores y
Defensoras de los Derechos Humanos* (Human Rights Defenders Protection
Unit). Due to her efforts, she has been threatened and her office was
raided and looted in February of this year.
A discussion will follow, led by Ruth and Marty Jordan of GHRC.
*For more information, please contact René at 617-696-2116 or *
* Kelly at 617-666-7284. *
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