I joined NISGUA's Guatemalan Accompaniment Project (GAP) and have been in Guatemala since October 2018. I have since extended my stay beyond a 6 month commitment to continue to work with our partners and accompany their struggles in defense of land and territory and in cases of transitional justice and accountability. We are in constant reflection and discussion focused on how to strengthen our accompaniment. While we continue to work towards building transnational solidarity and supporting movements for liberation both in the U.S. and Guatemala, for us one thing is certain, it has to be from the bottom up! So with this organization committed to grassroot building, I'm reaching out to my community and fam to help sustain this work.
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About NISGUA: The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) works in the U.S. and Guatemala to strengthen the global movement for justice, human dignity, and respect for the Earth. Formed in 1981, at the height of Guatemala’s Internal Armed Conflict, NISGUA’s network today is comprised of thousands of people across the U.S. who demand justice, challenge corporate-led development, and push to change current U.S. policies. Using strategies that include international human rights accompaniment, digital organizing and communications, horizontal exchange, rapid response activism and advocacy, and campaigns, NISGUA builds mutually beneficial, cross-border networks to support social and environmental activists in Guatemala. For more information visit www.nisgua.org.
Photo: NISGUA delegates from NMSU stand along the Chixoy River during a week-long exchange in the Ixcán region focused on Indigenous environmental leadership.
El Estor has been a historical site of conflict, from historical dispossession of lands to mass criminalization. Still, the communities and our partners in El Estor continue to fight against mining, monoculture of palm oil, and other forms of extractivism. We stand in solidarity with indigenous sovereignty and rights to their ancestral lands. Photo: Rosemary