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Office of Intercultural Engagement Partners with Community Members to Host “Memory: Disputed Territory”

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Jennifer N Cain. Tags: ,
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The UNCG Office of Intercultural Engagement is partnering with the Center for New North Carolinians, the Latino Community Coalition of Guilford, and the American Friends Service Committee to host “Memory: Disputed Territory,” a photo exhibit by Roderico Y. Díaz commemorating the work of survivors of the Guatemalan Genocide as they struggle for justice and reparations. The exhibit will take place Oct. 26 – Nov. 6 in the Multicultural Resource Center and is free and open to the public.

In addition, the UNCG and greater Greensboro communities are invited to attend a reception and panel discussion with the artist at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Alumni House. The dialogue will explore the legal, historical and cultural elements of genocide through both international and U.S. examples.

Díaz is a Guatemalan documentarian and photojournalist whose work portrays different facets of Guatemalan society, highlighting injustice and the difficult work of human rights activists in their pursuit of justice. His work focuses specifically on the survivors of the Ixil Genocide in Guatemala and the struggle of indigenous and campesino communities as they defend their identities, natural resources and rights to land and territory.

For more information, visit CNNC or email LatinoCommunityCoalitionG@gmail.com

 

Reposted from Campus Weekly