Join a delegation that will explore history, human rights and social justice in Guatemala. A challenging and rewarding opportunity to learn more and deepen relationships with Guatemalan friends and partners.
This delegation is open to those who have already been to Guatemala and are connected with Breaking the Silence.
We will visit with our partners in Rabinal, San Lucas Toliman, and Chimaltenango, meet with community members affected by Canadian mining companies, participate in the International Women’s Day March in Guatemala City, and be present in Rio Negro for the 33nd anniversary of the massacre of March 13 which claimed the lives of over 175 women and children. This is an opportunity for BTS “alumni” to reconnect, to reflect, and to deepen our learnings around what it means to be in solidarity.
Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis so apply now!
Cost: $1,500 (This includes the registration fee, orientation (Nov 28-29,2014) and debriefing at the Tatamagouche Centre, meals, accommodations, in-country travel, honorariums for host organizations, translation and facilitation. It does not include flights or travel insurance.)
Leadership: Kathryn Anderson, Lisa Rankin, Wyanne Sandler
Participants are responsible for their own airfare to arrive in Guatemala City on or before March 3rd (the dates were chosen so that participants could take advantage of cheaper flights through the week). Travel hint: The cost of flights can vary a great deal. Try searching with expedia.ca,cheapoair.ca, bookingbuddy.com, cheapflights.ca
Kathryn Anderson Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator. Kathryn is a diaconal minister of the United Church of Canada and has served as the Faith & Spirituality Program Coordinator for Tatamagouche Centre.
Wyanne Sandler is an adult educator and the Maritimes Coordinator for the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network. She is also a member of the Tatamagouche Centre Program Resource Group.