Trade, Improvement and Survival: An Indigenous Approach to the Current Immigration “Crisis”

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj

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Trade, Improvement and Survival:
An Indigenous Approach to the Current Immigration “Crisis”

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm PST | CLAS Virtual Event

 

Part of the Fall 2020 Bay Area Latin America Forum · Flyer for this event

In this talk, Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj will examine the theme of migration from an indigenous perspective, within a larger context of racial oppression.  

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj is a Maya-K’iche’ journalist and activist. She is an international spokeswoman for Indigenous communities in Central America and was the first Maya-K’iche’ woman to earn a doctorate in social anthropology in Guatemala. She was instrumental in making racial discrimination illegal in Guatemala and is featured in the film 500 Years.

Moderator: Beatriz Manz, Professor Emerita at UC Berkeley; author of Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope

Irma A. Velásquez Nimatuj. (Photo by Mello van Essen.)
Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj. (Photo by Mello van Essen.)