Photo: Protest, Guatemala City, April 19, 2013. James Rodriguez/mimundo.org.
Here's info on two special events in NYC and DC with visiting speakers from Guatemala talking about human rights accountability in Guatemala, where the historic genocide trial of former US-backed military dictator Ríos Montt has just been overturned
. Both events are free of charge, but you need to RSVP.
NEW YORK CITY:
For Boing Boing readers who will be in New York City today, May 22 2013: "The Rios Montt Trial: Human Rights Accountability in Guatemala," an Open Society Justice Initiative roundtable featuring Helen Mack, sister of slain anthropologist Myrna Mack Chang. Panelists at the event will discuss "how efforts in the domestic criminal justice system and international courts have pressed Guatemala towards greater accountability," but also how these efforts have been challenged in Guatemala's highly polarized climate.
May 22, 2013, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
224 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
RSVP required, but free of charge.
For readers who will be in our nation's capital on May 29, 2013: "Genocide in Our Hemisphere: Justice and Reconciliation in Guatemala Beyond the Conviction of General Ríos Montt," at the New America Foundation. I will be moderating one of the panels at this event. Speakers include Marta Elena Casaus, Professor of History, Autonomous University, Madrid, Spain (an Expert Witness on racism at the genocide trial), Patrick Ball of hrdag.org (whose work focuses on using data to analyze mass human rights abuses), Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj of Support Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples Oxlajuj Tz´ikin, CUNY/Lehman College Anthopologist Victoria Sanford, and Kate Doyle of the National Security Archive.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036
Sign up here, event is free of charge.
Thanks to everyone who came out for last night’s final London event on the UK Walkaway tour, at Pages of Hackney with Olivia Sudjic; today I’m heading to Waterstones Liverpool One for an event with Dr Chris Pak, followed by a stop tomorrow at Waterstones in Birmingham and then wrapping up in the UK with […]
Last night’s sold-out Walkaway tour event with Laurie Penny at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road was spectacular (and not just because they had some really good whisky behind the bar), and the action continues today with a conversation with Olivia Sudjic tonight at Pages of Hackney, where we’ll be discussing her novel Sympathy as well as […]
Last night’s kick-off event for the UK Walkaway tour was brilliant, thanks to the magic combination of the excellent Tim Harford, the excellent people of Oxford, and the excellent booksellers at Blackwells.
While some people still maintain that everything in Apple’s walled garden “just works” and is immune to the rampant malware of the Windows world, the reality is different. The Mac’s growing market share has made it a much more viable target for malicious actors, and its built-in tools aren’t always enough to fix things. Drive […]
Boasting an IPX6 waterproof rating, the Trakk Bullet Ultra Compact Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker resists dust and heavy rainfall. It’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.The Trakk Bullet offers the same wireless convenience as other portable speakers, but few are built as tough as this one. Its utilitarian construction is designed to be a totally low-maintenance […]
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]