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GSN MONDAY MAILER JANUARY 25 2016

Posted by on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in News, Uncategorized.

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN: 

 
The GSN needs your dues! We have more than 400 folks on the list, and we get new addresses every day. ALL DUES GO TO PROGRAMMING (conferences and meetings), to support the MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, and our WEBSITE.  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. Your dues give you access to the GSN Directory and are required to register for the GSN Conference. 
 
Dues are $50 for non-students, $25 for students.
Individuals residing in Guatemala are not required to pay dues.
Pay by check: make check out to Guatemala Scholars Network and mail to Avery Dickins de Girón at: PMB 351806; 2301 Vanderbilt Place; Nashville, TN 37235-1806.

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. A FEW LINKS
2. NOTE AND MARILYN MOORS MEMORY QUILT FILE FROM THE MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (SEE ATTACHED)
3. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR GSN MEETING AT SOCIETY FOR APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY MEETINGS IN VANCOUVER IN MARCH-APRIL

4. LAWYER NEEDS EXPERT WITNESS HELP RELATING TO UNION MEMBERS, GANGS AND VIOLENCE
5. AVANCSO INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ACTION STUDY ABROAD COURSES THIS SUMMER
6. CROWDFUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR ACADEMIC NETWORK LINKING LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCHERS FOCUSING ON CENTRAL AMERICA (SEE ATTACHED)
7.PRESENTATION ON COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE THIS THURSDAY AT THE CASA POPENOE  (SEE ATTACHED)
8. OSEA SUMMER FIELDSCHOOLS IN THE YUCATAN
 
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1. A FEW LINKS
A. Ex-mayor of Guatemalan tourist hub (ANTIGUA) arrested for corruption http://www.globalpost.com/article/6723037/2016/01/21/ex-mayor-guatemalan-tourist-hub-arrested-corruption
C. Guatemala May Declare 'State of Calamity' over Malnutrition
 
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2. NOTE AND MARILYN MOORS MEMORY QUILT FILE FROM THE MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (SEE ATTACHED)
 
Dear GSN members:
 
You all have heard by now that our dear Marilyn Moors passed
away in Friendsville, Maryland. She was a great friend to us all.
 
In reaction to the news, we have received notes from
friends and colleagues who knew her.
 
We have stitched these memory notes into a virtual Memory
Quilt (attached document) and invite anyone who wants
to contribute to it to send us your notes to add to it.
    In the end, we'll present it to Marilyn's family who
was delighted to already receive the first collection
of comments in memory of their Mom, sister, and Grandma.
 
    We have talked to various members
of Marilyn's family and, though the weekend
storm brought them 2.5 feet of snow, they are fine,
have electricity and have been plowed out.
    They will let all of us know of a new date for a
service for Marilyn.
 
We have already received a couple of donations to MEF
in Marilyn's memory. They will go towards scholarship programs
in Guatemala. We will be happy to combine efforts with
GSN to honor Marilyn in a meaningful way.
 
Thank you!
 
With kind regards,
Elisabeth
 
 
Elisabeth Nicholson, Executive Director
Maya Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1483
Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
ph: 508-349-1330 fax: 508-349-0252
skype: mefskypes

 
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3. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR GSN MEETING AT SOCIETY FOR APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY MEETINGS IN VANCOUVER IN MARCH-APRIL
 
 
FRIDAY APRIL 1ST 5:30-7:00
Cowichan
Guatemalans Scholars Network Meeting
 
Melissa Cope
Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
405-843-5113
405-843-8553 (fax)
 
Attend the Annual Meetings in
Vancouver, BC, March 29-April 2, 2016

 
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4. LAWYER NEEDS EXPERT WITNESS HELP RELATING TO UNION MEMBERS, GANGS AND VIOLENCE
 
I am an immigration attorney in Los Angeles.  Your name was given to me
by Kelsey at the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission.
I have a client who is presenting a withholding and Convention Against Torture Claim at the Los Angeles Immigration Court.
I would like to know if you would be able to assist us with providing an affidavit as to treatment of union members in Guatemala as well
as people perceived to be criminals/gang members deported from the United States.  I would also like to inquire if you would be available
to testify by telephone at the hearing which is scheduled for March 7,2016 at 8:30 a.m.
 
I would appreciate any assistance you could provide on this matter.
Sincerely,
 
Merlyn N. Hernandez
Law Offices of Merlyn N. Hernandez
12304 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 318
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel.:  (310) 979-3400
Fax:  (310) 979-3431

 
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5. AVANCSO INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ACTION STUDY ABROAD COURSES THIS SUMMER
 
Guatemala Study Abroad opportunity:  Changing students’ lives, supporting committed research. You can link your students with an experience that will transform their lives and offer significant support for one of Guatemala's most critical and committed research institutes: the Association for the Advancement of the Social Sciences (AVANCSO). In partnership with the University of Arizona, AVANCSO has founded the Programa Internacional de Educación y Acción Social, IDEAS, that brings together the University of Arizona’s historical commitment to a rigorous praxis-oriented study program in Guatemala with AVANCSO's almost 30 years of commitment shaping young scholars and producing original engaged research for social transformation. 
 
IDEAS offers a unique Study Abroad opportunity for your best students, those who are asking critical questions about Latin America, those who have shown an interest in social justice, and/or a penchant for research: those whose intellectual curiosity seems insatiable.  As one of our Summer 2015 students wrote in her evaluation:
 
This program flawlessly weaves together raw, real, true Guatemala, with critical thinking, opportunities, and spectacular education, with fun trips, great conversation, and people that really care about you. In this type of environment, it is easier and more comfortable to flourish, to find oneself, to question things more, the discover and explore the world more, to fight against injustice, and to see the world for what it really is without having blinders on, while still wanting to have hope and change the world. This trip has inspired me in more ways than one. I would say a student who wants a life changing experience, a student who wants to be challenged, and a student who really wants to experience life and culture should be the one to take this study abroad.
 
All 3 and 4 credit courses are taught by Guatemalan scholars and scholar-activist. IDEAS works with students to carry out independent research and/or internships to combine with classwork for their final projects.  Students have researched themes as varied as Afro-descendants in Guatemala, expatriate assumptions, indigenous women’s participation in struggles for defense of territory, and the relationship between civil war legacies and migration. Moreover, IDEAS includes a tailored reflection-praxis course to help students integrate their daily experience and course study with critical analysis and future life plans. Interested students can earn University of Arizona credits at an in-state tuition fee with classes, homestay and internships in the Antigua area and a special Public Health program for advanced students.  
 
The Summer Semester is ideal for an intense internship experience and/or language study.  At the same time, we offer the possibility of two unique Latin American Studies seminars, one of which will be on women writers in Guatemala taught by IDEAS director and renowned Central American playwright and poet Dr. Ruben Najera.
 
The Summer deadline is fast approaching  (February 15).
Please print and share our flyer! Study Abroad Flyer 2016-2017
See  or for an in-depth description: . For a student's eye view see https://fiftyfiveandoneantiguanights.wordpress.com. To apply: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/ideas-guatemala. Contact Elizabeth Oglesby, eoglesby@email.arizona.edu, Jill Calderón, jcaldero@email.arizona.edu, Ruben Najera, ruben.e.najera@gmail.com
or Jennifer Casolo, jjcasolo@gmail.com for more information.

 
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6. CROWDFUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR ACADEMIC NETWORK LINKING LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCHERS FOCUSING ON CENTRAL AMERICA (SEE ATTACHED)
 
FROM Arno J Argueta <arno@utexas.edu>
My name is Arno Argueta, a doctoral candidate at UT Austin's Spanish and Portuguese. I am participating in a project with colleges from Brazil and other Central American countries and it would mean a lot if you could share this attached PDF with the network as we attempt to raise funds for our 2016 activities. 

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7. PRESENTATION ON COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE THIS THURSDAY AT THE CASA POPENOE  (SEE ATTACHED)
 
Esperamos que pueda asistir este jueves 28 a la conferencia del mes en Casa Popenoe.
 
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8. OSEA SUMMER FIELDSCHOOLS IN THE YUCATAN
 
 
Please distribute to your students, friends, colleagues, family, 
OSEA apologizes for cross posting.  Thank you for your support!
 
osea Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology
Field Study Abroad 2016
 
Four & Six Week programs
·  Ethnography Field School
·  Maya Language Immersion
·  Teach English Service Learning
Intensive 10 Day Spanish Course for OSEA participants is available
 
June 22 to July 30, 2016, Yucatán, México
Enrollment Deadline is February 20
 
Ethnography Field School provides experiential hands on training in learning ethnographic methods in contexts of community action research and service learning.
 
Ideal for Graduate students preparing for fieldwork and Undergraduates seeking unique educational and international experience to enter med school, continue in a graduate program, or pursue a career in non-profit community work.
 
As of Jan 18, OSEA is creating a partner agreement with CULTUR, the State of Yucatan Government Tourism Agency, to develop service learning projects and action research for OSEA 2016 participants.  Exciting and unique opportunity for tourism students.  
 
Ethnography Field School 6 weeks 8 credits
Students design & conduct research project on Sustainable Community Tourism; sexualities & subjectivities in contexts of cultural change; Visual Ethnography; Heritage, Service Learning; Maya Health and Health and Healing
 
Teach English Community Service Learning, 8 credits
 
Maya Language Immersion, 
Beginning 8 credits; Intermedicate 6 credits
 
OSEA courses are accredited through partner institution
the Facultad de Antropología of the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
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Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology
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