A Celebration of Solidarity and Revolutionary Change
More than 200,000 people were killed over the course of the 36-year-long civil war that began in 1960 and ended with peace accords in 1996. About 83 percent of those killed were Mayan, according to a 1999 report written by the U.N.-backed Commission for Historical Clarification titled “Guatemala: Memory of Silence.” The report also concluded that the vast majority, 93 percent, of human rights violations perpetrated during the conflict were carried out by United States trained forces and other military groups.
Since June 30th is officially Army Day in Guatemala but celebrated by survivors as the Day for Heroes and Martyrs, we would be celebrating in the name of solidarity and revolutionary change! Would you be willing to help organize and support a Celebration where funds and awareness will be raised?
Thursday June 30th, 2011
4pm-5pm: MARCH from civic center
5pm-8pm: RALLY in the park
Petition to make June 30th: “Day for Heroes & Martyrs” in SF
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
They’re advocates and organizers for the indigenous population of Guatemala who’ve been subjected to unspeakable acts of inhumanity in the past and those who are suffering today. Donate to NISGUA and other local organizations who continue to fight for justice and peace through corruption and impunity.