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Siege on Indigenous Women:
Lorena Cabnal on the protection of body and land

November 20, 2013

Event Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Perkins School of Theology's Prothro Hall /  Room 106

About: Presented by the Guatemala Human Rights Commission in partnership with The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions of Perkins School of Theology, the Embrey Human Rights Program and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program of SMU.

Lorena Cabnal, a Maya-Xinka woman, is co-founder of AMISMAXAJ a group of rural Xinka women of Xalapán in Eastern Guatemala. Through AMISMAXAJ, Lorena has worked towards the recognition and revitalization of the almost-extinct ethnic identity of the Xinka people and the recovery of their ancestral lands. SMU is pleased to work with the Guatemala Human Rights Commission to bring Lorena Cabnal to Dallas.    

Admission: Free and Open to the Public

More Information: Hannah Escalante at hescalante@smu.edu.