October 13, 2016: Angélica Choc is not alone – A conversation on Canadian corporate violence in Guatemala

Angélica Choc is not alone: A conversation on Canadian corporate violence in Guatemala

Thursday, October 13th from 3:00-5:00 PM

Research Unit, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC

Unceded Musqueam Territory

angelica_choc_-_mining_panel_discussion_40-150x150-1Environmental defenders are murdered every month in Latin America. What can you do to help?

Please join us in a roundtable discussion in solidarity with Angélica Choc, Indigenous Q’eqchi’ Maya activist, whose home in El Estor, Guatemala was shot at by assailants on September 17th, 2016 while she was asleep. This intimidating attack was likely linked to Angelica’s work in Guatemala and Canada in defense of Q’eqchi’ ancestral lands. Choc is part of a precedent-setting law suit in Canadian courts against HudBay Minerals for the September 27, 2009 murder of her husband Adolfo Ich Chamán. Learn more about her case in both countries, and why Canadians should be concerned about mining activities in Latin America.

Moderator: Juanita Sundberg, Associate Professor, Geography, UBC

Confirmed speakers:

Sheryl Lightfoot (Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe), Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies & Political Science, UBC

Autumn Knowlton, PhD Candidate, Educational Studies, UBC

Bjorn Stime, PhD Candidate, School of Population and Public Health, UBC


Event sponsors: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Latin America and the Global Research Group at the Liu Institute, Latin American Studies program, UBC

Light refreshments will be served.


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