[act-ma] Human Rights in Guatemala: Three events next week

kelly turley kellyturley at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 14:56:27 PDT 2008

Please join the Guatemala Solidarity Committee of Boston, as we host a
speaking tour of human rights advocate and bishop, Alvaro Ramazzini of San
Marcos, Guatemala.

*Guatemalan Night/Noche Guatemalteca*
Monday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St., East Boston
By Train: Maverick Station on the Blue Line
Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini will join with Greater Boston's Guatemalan community
and allies to celebrate the life and death of his friend, Bishop Juan
Gerardi, ten years after Bishop Gerardi's assassination. Following the
country's 36-year internal armed conflict, Bishop Gerardi led the
Catholic Church's Recovery of Historical Memory (REMHI) project. After
thousands of interviews with survivors, Bishop Gerardi and his colleagues
found that the vast majority of atrocities and crimes during the internal
armed conflict were committed by Guatemala's army and security forces. Two
days after the release of the REMHI report, *Guatemala: Nunca más,* Bishop
Gerardi was found bludgeoned to death.

Bishop Ramazzini, also called Bishop of the Poor and Excluded, will
celebrate a Mass together with Bishop Hennessey and priests of Latin
American parishes of the Boston area. After the mass, there will be a free
social and cultural event with Guatemalan food and music.

Additional Events with Bishop Ramazzini:
*Digging Guatemala: Gold Mines and Indigenous Community in Guatemala*
Monday, September 15th at 12:30 p.m.
Harvard University
CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, S-250, Cambridge
By Train: Harvard Station on the Red Line

*Immigration and Deportation Today and Tomorrow: Human Rights for Migrant
Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Boston College
Gasson 100, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill
By Train: Boston College Station on the Green Line B Branch or Chestnut
Hill Station on the Green Line D Branch

For more information, please contact the Guatemala Solidarity Committee of

Rene Van Rompay


info at guatcomboston.org

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