Dear Rochester Committee on Latin America,
We are pleased to announce that from August 3-11, 2013, GHRC will be leading its annual delegation.
Women in Resistance:

Seeking Justice for Genocide and Defending our Lands

Women across Guatemala are organizing to defend their rights. They are combating violence and destructive large-scale development projects and demanding justice for genocide and other crimes of the past. As a result, they have been victim to ongoing attacks, repression and criminalization.
Join GHRC this August in Guatemala to meet these amazing women and see them in action. Delegation participants will meet with a diverse group of women: Mayan, Xinca, and Ladina; rural and urban; community organizers and national activists; survivors of violence and victims’ advocates. Delegates will also have the opportunity to share their experiences and concerns with officials from the Guatemalan government and the US embassy.
Delegation participants in 2012 met with women’s rights advocate and peace activist Luz Méndez
The delegation will begin in Guatemala City and travel to the department of El Quiché.
Cost $1200. This covers 8 nights of hotel, three meals a day for 7 days, transportation in Guatemala, translation and two trip leaders, (GHRC’s Kelsey Alford-Jones and Rob Mercatante). The cost does not cover travel to and from Guatemala or travel insurance.
Scholarships are available.
Apply by June 15, 2013 by filling out the application available here and sending it to email.
Comments from past participants:
“The program was fantastic and the directors did an excellent job on keeping us engaged and energized.”
“It was an amazing experience. If you feel strongly about everyone being treated with dignity and justice and want to help others struggling for human rights, this is a great experience for you.”

“The delegation was a transformative opportunity to learn from activists and organizations defending their rights. What really inspired me was the warmth and courage of the women we met.”
“I was expecting to feel a bit insecure after all the warnings about crime and violence. Instead, I felt totally safe from the first day to the last. I didn’t realize how much progress had already been made by women to better the lives of their communities.”
Feel free to contact us with any questions at email or (202) 529-6599.
In Solidarity,
Kathryn Johnson
3321 12th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017