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Tertulia: “Historical Maya Displacements and the Invasion of Extractive Industries in Guatemala”

December 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome to our  second tertulia of the year!
“Historical Maya Displacements and the Invasion of Extractive Industries in Guatemala”With Prof. Giovanni Batz (Chicana/o Studies UCSB)
When: Fri. Dec 1st 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PST)
Where: HSSB 4020About the presentation. Through the use of the concept of the four invasions, this presentation provides an examination of historical invasions and displacements of Maya peoples in Guatemala. The talk will explore extractivist industries in the form of hydroelectrics and mining that have led to militarization and state-sponsored violence against indigenous communities, human rights defenders, journalists, and environmentalists, among others.

About the Speaker. Dr. Giovanni  Batz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UCSB and the author of La Cuarta Invasión (Guatemala, 2022). His research focuses on extractivist industries, Central American migration, Guatemalan history, and the relationship between historical indigenous and Maya territorial dispossession and transnational migration from Central America to the US.

** Refreshments will be served.
** This event is free and open to the public.

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December 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


HSSB 4020