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GSN MONDAY MAILER AUGUST 27 2012

Posted by on Monday, August 27, 2012 in News, Uncategorized.

1.       MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION THANK YOU TO GSN’ERS

2.       4th ANNUAL ANTHROPOLOGY-SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCE AT UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE

3.       MORE THREATS TOWARD COMMUNITY RADIO IN GUATEMALA

4.       TALK ON “MAYA ROADS” AT LIBRERIA SOPHOS IN GUATE

5.       COPIES OF AWARD WINING FILM “GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR” AVAILABLE

 

 

1.       MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION THANK YOU TO GSN’ERS

 

 

 

2.       4th ANNUAL ANTHROPOLOGY-SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCE AT UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE

 

Estimados y estimadas:

 

Es un gusto trasladarles los materiales oficiales para el IV Coloquio de Antropología y Sociología, organizado por la Asociación de Estudiantes de Ciencias Sociales de la UVG.  Este año esperamos tener mesas sobre:

 

  • Globalización
  • Movimientos Sociales
  • Conflictividad
  • Estudios en el Lago de Atitlán
  • Arqueología
  • Turismo
  • Teoría y Metodología
  • Otras por definir

También contaremos con varias presentaciones de libros, así como un espacios dedicados a la Red Centroamericana de Antropología y a la Asociación Centroamericana de Sociología.

 

Esperamos contar con su participación.  Cualquier consulta, favor hacerla directamente a los miembros de la Asociación de Estudiantes:  aeccsseuvg@gmail.com

 

Saludos cordiales,

 

Andrés Álvarez Castañeda [aalvarez@uvg.edu.gt]

 

 

3.       MORE THREATS TOWARD COMMUNITY RADIO IN GUATEMALA

 

A few weeks ago, the representatives of the LIDER party introduced a bill in the Guatemalan congress that would criminalize community radio stations and impose jail sentences of 6-10 years for anyone who uses the airwaves without authorization. Community radio stations do not operate without licenses because they want to; they do so because the Guatemalan government has refused to create a legal framework that will include community radio. The Community Radio Movement of Guatemala and Cultural Survival are soliciting international solidarity, and are asking people to sign letters to members of Guatemala's Congress denouncing the proposed law. You can sign onto the letter by using the following link:

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/guatemala-new-bill-would-criminalize-community-radio

Please spread this information to your contacts!  There is also a version available in Spanish:

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/guatemala-radio-comunitaria-es-un-derecho/guatemala-nueva-iniciativa-criminaliza-radio

 

 

 

Lisa Maya Knauer

Associate Professor of Anthropology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2011 Fulbright Scholar

 

Read about my work and experiences in Guatemala:  http://guatebuenaguatemaya.blogspot.com

 

4.       TALK ON “MAYA ROADS” AT LIBRERIA SOPHOS IN GUATE

 

Mary Jo McConahay posted on Guatemala Scholars Network's Wall

"En Guate? Venga! Lectura y discusión — Maya Roads
Libreria Sophos, Z. 10, 6:30 p.m., 31 de agosto — con la participación del artista Rene Ozaeta y fundadora de FotoKids, Nancy McGirr."

 

 

5.       COPIES OF AWARD WINING FILM “GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR” AVAILABLE

 

Melinda Van Slyke (NISGUA Board Chair, 228 E. Jeffereson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588) has DVDs of  the prize winning film "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator," directed by Pamela Yates, for sale at $23.95, including shipping. The Granito DVD is in English and when they are speaking in Spanish there are English subtitles. The Skylight Pictures website has subtitles in Spanish: http://skylightpictures.com/films/granito/

 

 

Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Anthropology

Baylor University

(254) 710-6226