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GSN MONDAY MAILER JUNE 06 2016

Posted by on Monday, June 13, 2016 in News, Uncategorized.

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REPORT FROM THE GSN MEETING AT LASA FROM AVERY DICKENS DE GIRON
 
1. Conference Chairs have been elected: Tatiana Paz and Kedron Thomas have been elected to the GSN Board, and will oversee the GSN Conference in July 2017.
 
2.      The GSN Board elected to donate $2000 to MEF-FEP Maya in honor of the passing of Marilyn Moors.  This is in addition to our annual contribution of $500 to FEP-Maya in Marilyn’s name.  We also encourage individual GSN members to make gifts in honor of Marilyn’s memory.  Debra Rodman will represent the GSN at Marilyn’s memorial service in early June, and will speak about Marilyn’s work as the founder of the organization.
 
3.      We will have another election in August 2016 for the Communications Chair (currently held by Tom Offit) and Public Relations Chair (currently held by Debra Rodman).  These positions will now be elected every two years.  Members are invited to nominate others and themselves for these positions; current office-holders may be re-elected as well.  Please make sure you vote!
 
4.      The GSN Bylaws are now posted online: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/gsn-bylaws.  Descriptions of each of the board positions are outlined in the bylaws.
 
 
Avery Dickins de Girón, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Senior Lecturer, Center for Latin American Studies
Vanderbilt University

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. PROGRAM FOR THE CONGRESO DE ESTUDIOS MESOAMERICANOS JUNE 27TH-30TH IN XELA NOW AVAILABLE (SEE ATTACHED)
2. CASA POPENOE AND CIRMA ROUNDTABLE ON COLONIAL HISTORY LED BY GSN'ER CHRIS LUTZ ON SAT JUNE 25TH (SEE ATTACHED)
3. CASA POPENOE HOSTS SPEAKER ON COLONIAL SERMONS AS OBJECTS OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS
4. EXPERT WITNESS/ TRANSLATION HELP NEEDED FROM QANJOBAL SPEAKER
 
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1. PROGRAM FOR THE CONGRESO DE ESTUDIOS MESOAMERICANOS JUNE 27TH-30TH IN XELA NOW AVAILABLE (SEE ATTACHED)
 
Buen día miembros de GSN, 
 
les enviamos el programa, cronograma y afiche del  Segundo Congreso de Estudios  Mesoamericanos. Este evento se realizará en Xela del 27 al 30 de junio 2016. Los tres ejes temáticos son Memoria e historia, Territorios, Pensamiento y Teoría crítica.
 
Para mayor información pueden consultar nuestra página facebook: Congreso de Estudios Mesoamericanos. También pueden escribirnos al correo: cestudiosmesoamericanos@gmail.com

 
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2. CASA POPENOE AND CIRMA ROUNDTABLE ON COLONIAL HISTORY LED BY GSN'ER CHRIS LUTZ ON SAT JUNE 25TH (SEE ATTACHED)
 
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3.. CASA POPENOE HOSTS SPEAKER ON COLONIAL SERMONS AS OBJECTS OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS
 
Conferencia:            Los sermones en el Reino de Guatemala: un objeto para la historia social y política
Conferencista:   Christophe Belaubre
Fecha:                 Jueves 28 de julio 2016,  4:00 pm
Contribución:    Q30.00. Estudiantes con carnet y guías de turismo Q15.00
 
Datos:
Casa Popenoe                                                                                                                                               6ª  calle Oriente # 16                                                                                                                Antigua Guatemala
Para más información:                                                                                   http://casapopenoe.ufm.edu/category/evento/                                                          
historia-ufm@ufm.edu                                                                                                            (502) 2413-3258

 
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4. EXPERT WITNESS/ TRANSLATION HELP NEEDED FROM QANJOBAL SPEAKER
 
I hope this e-mail finds you well.  I am an attorney with The Advocates for Human Rights, a non-profit in Minneapolis, MN.  We have a client seeking asylum who speaks Qanjobal and is from Huehuetenango, Guatemala.  At her last hearing before the immigration court, the court interpreter spoke “western ______ Qanjobal” (I didn’t catch the middle word).  After the hearing, my client stated that the interpreter was speaking Acateco, and it was difficult for her to understand.  I am looking for resources explaining the different dialects and indigenous languages in Guatemala.  Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Best,
 
Whitney Drake
Legal Fellow / Attorney
Refugee and Immigrant Program
The Advocates for Human Rights
330 Second Avenue South #800
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2447 USA
Direct: 612.746.4698 │ General: 612.341.3302 │ Fax: 612.341.2971
TheAdvocatesforHumanRights.org