Tomás Gómez Membreño will speak about the 2009 coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention, and the impact on Indigenous people in his country. Monday, October 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Coeur de Catherine 362.
In Honduras Tomas Gómez Membreño works for the non-profit Indigenous rights organization COPINH (Civic Council of Popular Indigenous Organizations). Gomez is a member of the Lencan people, an indigenous community in the southwest of Honduras. He has long been an active member of COPINH, using adult education and community radio as tools for mobilizing indigenous communities. Gomez has been part of a vibrant nation-wide network of organizations representing small farmers, women, afro-descendants, and members of the LGBTQ community.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of International Languages & Literatures, Office of Global Studies, MIPS, and Campus Ministry.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us. Open to the public.