Help me fundraise for the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)! Together, we have a special opportunity to double our impact in May and raise $70,000 to sustain a decades-long project in cross-border solidarity! Can you help me reach my goal?
NISGUA taught me a different meaning to solidarity work. NISGUA taught me what it means to truly walk next to someone and tie their liberation with yours and I am forever grateful for the lessons I have learned from the folks with whom I walked. When I think of NISGUA, I am reminded of early mornings sitting in the houses of the witnesses of the genocide case, close to the fire listening to stories of resilience and a strength that it hard to fathom. I am reminded of long walks through corn fields to reach the houses of folks who were criminalized defending their land from a hydroelectric proyect. I am reminded of women marching and celebrating international women's day with laughter.
And it is with genuine love for people I worked with in Guatemala that I ask you to join me in donating, big or small, to help this amazing grassroots, relationship-based solidarity organization to keep on keeping on.
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.