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LASC Peace Coffeehouse: Mayan Guatemala, past & present
September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
At Canisius College Science Bldg Lounge, cnr Main @Jefferson. Speaker Marilyn Anderson, with an update on the complex picture of Guatemala today: past conflicts, refugees and mass migration, the environmental situation,and the changing role of Mayan peoples and their traditional belief system. With photographs and pictures form her many years of work there, including her new bilingual book Guardians of the Arts: Prints of Guatemalan Artists and Artisans/Guardianes del arte: grabados de artistas y artesanos de Guatemala. She relates weaving and other arts and crafts to corrupt politic in Guatemala, US Army troops stationed in border areas there, and the role of the US/Canadian multinational mining, dam construction, and palm oil deforestation.