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GSN MONDAY MAILER JANUARY 06 2014

Posted by on Monday, January 6, 2014 in News, Uncategorized.

 

FELIZ ANO NUEVO AND DO NOT MISS THE INFO BELOW AND ATTACHMENTS ABOVE!!!!


1.       GSN Membership Dues: 2014 deadline is January 31, 2014.
2.       GSN NOW ACCEPTING Request for Travel Funds FOR LASA 2014
3.       EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED FOR GUATAMALAN POLITICAL ACTIVIST
4.       INCAP FELLOWSHIP in Guatemala focused on chronic disease
5.       LONGTIME GSN’ER BARRY BOGIN AND KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THE MAYA PROJECT
6.       TZELTAL INTERPRETER NEEDED BY LA COUNTY COURTS
7.       TRANSLATION OF CHRISTINA EBER’S The Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman: Pass Well Over the Earth  NOW AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE
8.       GSN’ER KARA ANDRADE OF HABLAGUATE LOOKING FOR EXPERTS ON MARIMBA AND “GOD AND GOVERNMENT IN GUATEMALA”


1.GSN Membership Dues: 2014 deadline is January 31, 2014.
The GSN needs your dues. We have more than 400 folks on the list, and I get new addresses every day!!!! The GSN is thriving – we were able to host the conference in Antigua this summer – and thanks in part your renewed financial support.   We have a budget, great meetings at LASA and AAAs, an active steering committee and a great means of communication via Facebook, but we need your dues.

ALL DUES GO TO PROGRAMMING (conferences and meetings), the MAYA EDCUATIONAL FOUNDATION, and SUPPORT FOR GUATEMALANS TO TRAVEL to the US for conferences.  No member or office is getting paid or receiving anything for this effort. We have administration costs that the folks at Heifer Int’l would be jealous of.

GSN Dues:  Dues are $50 for non-students, $25 for students.

Pay via Paypal: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/annual-membership-dues

Pay by check: make check out to Avery Dickins de Girón and mail to her at: PMB 351806; 2301 Vanderbilt Place; Nashville, TN 37235-1806.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.       GSN NOW ACCEPTING Request for Travel Funds FOR LASA 2014
We are now accepting applications to support travel for scholars in Guatemala to Chicago to present at LASA 2014.  If you would like to request funding, please fill out the form (attached or on the GSN website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/travel-funds) and email to Avery Dickins (avery.dickins-degiron@vanderbilt.edu ).  Travel funding requests are due by January 31; applicants will be notified of decisions by February 15.

 

 


3.       EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED FOR GUATAMALAN POLITICAL ACTIVIST

I am an attorney working on an asylum claim for a Guatemalan refugee.  My client was a student who was actively involved in the UNE, and who was specifically working on expressing the message to voters that they should not allow Patriota to purchase their votes for $$$.  He was then attacked and threatened by gangs associated with Patriota, and was forced to flee the country.  He is now here in TN and we are seeking asylum status for him.  He has an open removal case with the Memphis EOIR.

It would be extremely helpful to my client’s claim if we could enlist an expert witness to assist in his case.  Do you have someone you can recommend?  Or perhaps you yourself are an expert in this subject?

Thanks very much,
Kyle Mothershead
Attorney-at-Law
mailto:kyle@mothersheadlaw.com ]

 

 


4.       INCAP FELLOWSHIP in Guatemala focused on chronic disease

SEE FLYER ATTATCHED ABOVE!!!!!!!

 

 


5.       LONGTIME GSN’ER BARRY BOGIN AND KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THE MAYA PROJECT

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing The Maya Project crowdfunding initiative.

We are fundraising to produce an eBook about the Maya people. The title of the book is: “The Maya: a living culture of the 21st century”. See the project details here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inesvs/the-maya-project-art-e-book

This will be an Art eBook that further disseminates the work of Maya artists, Illustrates our research and shows how vibrant the Maya culture is.

We need to raise £15,000 ($24,000) before the 10th February 2014.

I therefore wanted to invite you to look at the link, watch the film and, if you can, please help us with the Maya Project fundraising campaign.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inesvs/the-maya-project-art-e-book

A donation of $40.00 (£25.00) gets you a copy of the ebook — but any amount is welcome. Thank you,  Ines Varela-Silva, Barry Bogin & the Maya Project Team

Pre-order the Maya Project eBook by donating here
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inesvs/the-maya-project-art-e-book

Barry Bogin, PhD,  Prof. of Biological Anthropology
Centre for Global Health & Human Development
School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK  LE11 3TU
TEL: (0)1509 228819    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ssehs/staff/professor-barry-bogin-.html

 

 


6.       TZELTAL INTERPRETER NEEDED BY LA COUNTY COURTS

I am the limited English proficiency (LEP) coordinator for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. The Court has a critical need for a Tzeltal interpreter for a criminal case set for January 2014. If you can assist us with any contacts or leads for an interpreter please contact me or Cindy Soto (csoto@lasuperiorcourt.org) 213-974-6708.

Thank you,
Mary Petersen

Mary Petersen
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Coordinator
Legal Support Services / Interpreter Services Division
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
210 West Temple St., Room 6-520
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.974.2598
213.687.1167 Fax
MAPetersen@LASuperiorCourt.org

 

 


7.       TRANSLATION OF CHRISTINA EBER’S The Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman: Pass Well Over the Earth  NOW AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE

Muy estimad@s lister@s,

Les escribo para anunciar que ya está disponible gratuitamente en el internet el libro Pasar bien por la tierra:  el tejido vivo de una mujer maya-tzotzil de Chiapas.  El libro es la traducción de The Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman: Pass Well Over the Earth –    http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/ebejou El libro trata la historia de la vida de una mujer tzotzil-maya de San Pedro Chenalhó, Chiapas en sus propias palabras.  Desde los setentas “Antonia” ha participado en la lucha por justicia social en los altos de Chiapas como tejedora, católica, y Zapatista.

Se puede leer el libro sin costo en el sitio de internet de Weaving for Justice – www.weaving-for-justice.org Para bajar una copia del libro se tiene que seleccionar “books for sale” en el lado izquierdo de la página principal del sito.  Estaremos en contacto cuando el libro este disponible en versión imprenta y a bajó costo en Lulu.com

Estoy profundamente agradecida a la traductora, Mayra Valtierrez, por su dedicación a traer la historia de “Antonia” a lectores de español.  Tambien, le agradezco mucho a Camilo Pérez Bustillo por dar de su tiempo al revisar y editar la traducción.

¡Muchos saludos de Nuevo México y mis mejores deseos para 2014!

Christine Eber, Profesora Emérita, Antropología
New Mexico State University

 

 


8.       GSN’ER KARA ANDRADE OF HABLAGUATE LOOKING FOR EXPERTS ON MARIMBA AND “GOD AND GOVERNMENT IN GUATEMALA”

I’m working on for Interfaith Voices (a weekly radio show, nationally distributed across about 60 stations in the US and partnered with The World for this series). The story I’m working on is part of a  radio series called “God and Government” on the show Interfaith Voices. We are examining the relationship between God and Government  in countries around the world through feature reports and discussions to place those features within the larger country’s political and religious landscape.

I am specifically working on the piece about how Guatemalans understand the specific relationship between god and government and how representation in government is shifting, how are things taking shape now with the new government and how might that shift change in the future? I’ll be heading down to Guatemala on Jan. 7, so I was wondering if I could schedule an interview with someone who might be able to speak, either in person or over the phone, to get more context on these questions.

We’re also looking to record local marimba musicians, so if you can recommend a local band, I am happy to follow-up.

Any information is greatly appreciated!

Best regards,
Kara Andrade Kara Andrade [kara.andrade@gmail.com ]

 

 


Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Baylor University
(254) 710-6226

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