[act-ma] 3/13 Documentary on Mayan Community's Resistance to Gold Mining in Guatemala

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Mar 13 06:58:49 PDT 2009

Posted for the Guatemala Solidarity Committee


There are a number of Boston Area events related to Guatemala Coming up in March
 and April!!!
March 13:    Boston-Area Showing of Documentary on Mayan Community's Resistance to Gold Mining in Guatemala
March 15:    Canto de Guatemala in Concert
March 27: Rally in Defense og Immigrants' Rights
March 28:    Only A Child Fundraiser
March 29:   Book Discussion with noted author Francisco Goldman
April 2:         Film Showing:  "Recycled Life"   to Benefit Safe Passage
April 6:         Rigoberta Menchú at Umass Boston
April 17:      Amnesty International Get on the Bus

6:00 PM
Friday March 13

March 13: Boston-Area Showing of Documentary
on Mayan Community's Resistance to Gold Mining in
Sipakapa No
Se Vende/Sipakapa Is Not for Sale
we get ready for our Guatemala action at this year's Get on the Bus, please
join members of Amnesty International Group 133 and the Guatemala Solidarity
Committee of Boston for a screening of the documentary Sipakapa No Se Vende/
Sipakapa Is Not for Sale this Friday evening, March 13th at
6:00 p.m., in Lynn, MA. The event will include Guatemalan food and
the film screening. Lynn is the adopted home of many people from Sipakapa and
other areas of San Marcos, Guatemala.
The event will be held at
Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn, Inc. , 111 North Common St.,
Lynn, MA 01902.

Canto de Guatemala in Concert

Where & When
Date:  Sunday March 15
Time:  3:00pm
Location:  Congregational Church of Needham
1154 Great Plain Ave

Canto de Guatemala in Concert
Fellowship Hall
Start: Mar 15 2009 - 3:00pm
End: Mar 15 2009 - 5:00pm
Join The Congregational
Church of Needham and the Guatemala Partnership for a concert to benefit
education initiatives in our partner village of Santa Marîa Tzeja in Guatemala.

Traditional, folkloric and popular music from
Guatemala marimba
March 15
Congregational Church, 1154 Great Plain Ave Needham
adult: $15
child: $10
More info: the church office 781-444-2510

Rally in Defense of Human Rights

Where & When
Date:  March 27
Time:  4:00-5:00 PM
Location:City Hall, Government Center, Boston

Immigrant Rights are Human Rights

March 27 4:00pm - 5:00pm City Hall, Government Center, Boston MA

Rally in
Defense of Immigrants' Rights

International and Mira


Only A Child Fundraiser

Where & When
Date:  Saturday March 28
Time:  7:00  PM
Location:   Waltham, MA

Saturday, March 28 - Only A Child Fundraiser Only a
Child - Project
with street children In Guatemala city.
Proceeds from this annual event provide a significant portion of the funding
for Only A Child, so we hope you'll be able to join us. There'll be good food,
raffles, prizes and lots of good cheer, as well as an update from George on
Only A Child.
Where:  Sons Of Italy Hall
99 Cedar
Waltham, MA
When:   7:00 PM
Tickets: $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and students
They may be purchased in advance or at the door.

Book Discussion with noted
author Francisco Goldman

Where & When
Date:  March 29
Time:  TBA
Location: Arlington Street Church
351 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

Sunday, March 29, Book Discussion with noted
author Francisco Goldman
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop ?
Where:  Arlington Street Church
351 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
The book is a nonfiction account of the assassination of Catholic Bishop Juan
Jose Gerardi, a crime perpetrated by the Guatemalan military. Mr Goldman, who
is the winner of the first annual WOLA/Duke Book award for Human Rights in
Latin America, uses the crime and the dangerous search for those
responsible, to examine violence, impunity, and justice in Guatemala.
For more information call: 617 848-8940
Outside the Boston area:   1 888 593-0083


Film Showing:  "Recycled Life"   to Benefit Safe Passage

Where & When
Date:  April 2
Time: 7:00
Location: Cambridge, MA

Film Showing:  "Recycled Life"  to Benefit Safe Passage (Project
with children in Guatemala city Dump)
We invite you and your friends to join us on Thursday, April 2nd from 7 to 9 at 
the University Lutheran Church located at 66 Winthrop Street in Harvard
Square. We will be hosting a viewing of Recycled Life,
an Oscar-nominated documentary film about the Guatemala City Garbage Dump,
coupled with updated footage about Safe Passage's programs. This will be a
wonderful opportunity to learn more about the environment where our families
live, see updated footage from the program and learn about our plans for this
year.Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served and we will have
various Safe Passage products for sale.
bostonfriendsofsafepassage at gmail.com


Rigoberta Menchú

Where & When
Date:  April 6
Time:9 AM to 12 AM
Location:  UMass Boston

Rigoberta Menchú
Dr. Menchú-who is a
world-renowned author,
presidential candidate in 2007 for
Encounter for Guatemala party, and
the head of
her own international
foundation-will be addressing the
public at UMass Boston on recent
events in the fields of
Indigenous Rights, Ethno-Cultural
and Citizen Participation in the
Please join us
Monday, April 6, 2009
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Campus Center Ballroom
Campus Center, Third Floor
RSVP to Gissell Abreu-Rodriguez by
phone at
617.287.7132 or email at
gissell.abreu at umb.edu.

Protect Human Rights:  Amnesty International Get on the Bus

Where & When
Date:  April 17
Time:  All Day
Location: Boston/NYC

April 17  Amnesty International Get On The Bus Guatemala
Action: Protect Human Rights, Not Gold Mines, San Marcos,  Guatemala!
This year, Get on the Bus participants will stand in solidarity with the
people of San Marcos, Guatemala as they struggle against the gold mining
industry. While the government has courted gold mining companies, Mayan
communities in San Marcos and other areas have strongly resisted mining because
of the related exploitation, environmental devastation, and trampling of human
rights. We will call on the Guatemalan government to stand on the side of the
indigenous communities and the environment by protecting families and individuals,
including local activists who are promoting human rights and environmental
protection. We also will call on the government and mining companies, such as
Goldcorp, Inc., to respect the community consult process, which legally
requires that communities directly affected by the mining industry be allowed
to weigh in regarding mining projects.*
Now is the time to take action, as the people of San Marcos and other mining
regions face increasing exploitation of their land, contamination of their
water, forced evictions, and human rights violations related to gold mining.
Join us on April 17th to speak out against injustice in Guatemala, and to
remind the Guatemalan government that human rights are worth more than gold.

Globalize Solidarity
Boston, Massachusetts 01805


For more information call Rene Van Rompay at 617-696-2116 or email info at guatcomboston.org
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