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Convocatoria para la 3ra Annual Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco para Jovenes

El Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco para Jovenes se presenta anualmente a un grupo juvenil guatemalteco que trabaja para proteger el medio ambiente y su comunidad, combinando arte, música y resistencia. Este premio fue creado en 2016 para honrar la vida y lucha de Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, artista y activista ambiental de Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, asesinada el 13 de [...]

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StFX Students Moved by Trip to Guatemala for Service Learning

In February, seven students and their faculty advisor, from St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, NS), travelled to Guatemala to gain a deeper understanding of the political climate, history, its respective effects, and current reparation efforts within the country. The group was facilitated by BTS and their coordinators, Lisa Rankin and Stacey Gomez. Beginning in Guatemala [...]

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BTS Diversity & Inclusion: Report from December Workshop & Updates

From December 9-10, 2017, members of BTS met in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia for a workshop on diversity and inclusion. The workshop, facilitated by Mohamed Yaffa and Paula Gallant, aimed to build a shared vision of how diversity and inclusion will be considered in our work as a network. You can read the report from the workshop here. Highlights [...]

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Rios Montt, genocidal dictator, dead at 91

Efrain Rios Montt, de facto president of Guatemala from March 1982 to August 1983, died on April 1, 2018. His legacy as a genocidal dictator was cemented in May 2013 during the genocide trial, where he was convicted of genocide against the Maya Ixil people. Although this sentence was overturned ten days later on a procedural appeal, the case [...]

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April 6, 2018: Screening of Finding Oscar in Antigonish

  First Friday Film – Finding Oscar Friday April 6, 7:00PM StFX Schwartz 215 In the Dos Erres massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy a dedicated team uncovers the truth [...]

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