The group of local youth and adults who spent 10 days this past summer in Rabinal, Guatemala, are about to share their experience with the public.
The group is hosting a talk on Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. at Tatamagouche Regional Academy. The talk was originally scheduled for November, however delayed due to inclement weather.
The Guatemala-Tatamagouche Schools Project members spent their days at New Hope Institute, a secondary school that grew from the ashes of genocide of Mayan Indigenous communities in Guatemala. Jesus Tecu Osorio, a child survivor of a Rio Negro massacre, won the Reebok Human Rights Prize for his work in revealing the mass graves in the region. He donated the award of $25,000 to establish this school where students learn the Maya-Achi language and culture, agriculture and community development, as well as human rights.
Participants will also share their experience at the Rio Negro Historical and Educational Centre, where they learned the history of genocide along with students from the New Hope Institute.