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