Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic is spokesperson for the K’iche’ People’s Council, (CPK in Spanish), an organization which represents 87 Mayan communities in the department of Quiché, Guatemala. GHRC will accompany her on a speaking tour in the Washington, D.C. metro area March 25th-31st.
Lolita will discuss her communities’ struggle for self-determination and control over their land and natural resources. She will also talk about the violence and intimidation activists – particularly women – suffer at the hands of multinational companies and their employees, and the government’s criminalization of community leaders for their resistance.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, March 25th:
6pm at Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K (ASL interpretation provided at this event)
Tuesday, March 26th:
12pm at Georgetown Law School @ McDonough building, room 220 (at 600 New Jersey Ave. NW)
8pm at George Washington University@ Marvin Center Rm. 301
Wednesday, March 27th:
1pm at The QED Group, 1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC RSVP here (required)
6pm at American University @ Hughes Formal Lounge
Thursday, March 28th:
4pm at University of Virginia’s Casa Bolívar @ 1408 Jefferson Park Ave. Charlottesville, VA