FALL 2017 EVENTS
September 25 Coffeehouse
Laura McClusky and Michael Niman
faculty at UB and Buffalo State
Belize: Maya Self Governance;
Guatemalan Territorial Claims
The Maya majority in Belize,despite rulings in their favor by international courts, continue to struggle for land and
a measure of autonomy .
Meanwhile, Guatemala aggressively denies Belize's sovereignty.
Educated Mayas lead the resistance in both struggles.
The Maya Education Foundation
directs their limited resources to help.
October 23 Coffeehouse
Tom Potts, Gwynn Thomas, Bill Jungels
Gwynn Thomas has researched women Heads of State
in Latin America. Potts and Jungels have considerable
experience in Chiapas where the idea originated with the EZLN
MEXICO: an indigenous
The Zapatistas and the Indigenous Congress are running an indigenous woman, Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, for president of Mexico in the upcoming elections. Does she have a serious chance? Is that the point?
What will be the effect on Civil Society, perhaps re-aroused by the recent earthquakes. What has been the record in Latin America of Indigenous political leaders and women political leaders?
Novembeer 27 Coffeehouse
John Sevigny and Carmen Rodriguez
John Sevigny has photographed and interviewed gang member s
in El Salvador jails. He and Carmen Rodrguez
will reflect on what they heard from these young men.
gangs • photos • interviews
John has recently photographed in El Salvador members from gangssuch as MR 13. view more of his photos
He and Carmen will speak about their conversations
with these young incarcerated men. Many of their gangs formed first in the USA and were deported back to Central America
with them. Now they are driving young men and boys
who don't want to be part of that culture to migrate to the USA.