|Marco Antonio Garavito: The Dream of Peace in Guatemala||About the Seminar Series|
Friday, May 16, 2007 - 7 PM // Kane 210
Marco Antonio Garavito
This is the second installment of the Clowes Center's Veterans of Intercommunal Violence speaker series, in which former combatants discuss the factors that led them to choose violence as a means for change, and the challenges of working for peace once they have laid down their arms.
The Guatemalan Mental Health League helps reunite families torn apart by the 36-year civil war by working to locate children, mostly from indigenous Mayan families, who disappeared during the conflict. The League collaborates with affected communities to provide mental comfort in the familial reintegration process, helping families reconnect and redevelop bonds that may have been broken because of the conflict.
Since 2006, the Clowes Center has organized public lectures by individuals who have been involved in violent political struggles and subsequently adopted different tactics for achieving social and political changes.
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