Rigoberta Menchú

Dr. Rigoberta Menchú's Lecture

Menchú’s Legacy Symposium October 8th, 2015

Menchú’s Legacy Symposium

Menchú’s Legacy: Indigenous Women’s Activism

Social Justice, and the Mayan Diaspora

Thursday, October 08, 2015; University of Arkansas

Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies

All symposium panel discussions will be held in the Multicultural Center in the Arkansas Union

Panel 1: Mayan Activism Today: Women / Youth / Migrants

(9:00-10:30 a.m.) – ARKU 403
Alicia Ivonne Estrada, California State University, Northridge
A conversation with:
Magda Sarat Pacheco, National Coordinating Group of Guatemalan Widows
Carlos Rosendo Larios Sarat, Mayan Youth Movement

Panel 2: Food, Sovereignty, and Social Justice

(11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) – ARKU 403
Uche Ewelukwa, University of Arkansas Law School
Janie Hipp, University of Arkansas Law School
Erin Shirl, University of Arkansas Law School

~Break for Lunch~

Panel 3: Indigenous Women’s Agency: From the Fracking Fields to Mayan Entrepreneurship

(2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) – ARKU 403
Toni Jensen, University of Arkansas
Mirna Ordoñez, University of Arkansas
Jennifer Gómez, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Keynote address: Arturio Arias, The University of Texas, Austin

“The Political Worlds of an Indigenous Grassroots Activist: Rigoberta Menchú’s Life and Legacy”

(5:00 p.m. - OZARK 26)

Latin American and Latino Studies Native American Studies Committee
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences The Honors College
University of Arkansas School of Law Gender Studies Program
Diversity Affairs La Oficina Latina