Mayan women

The Center for Human Rights and International Justice will host an event Apr. 25 to mark the publication of a new book co-authored by BC Lynch School of Education and Human Development Professor M. Brinton Lykes and Alison Crosby of York University in Toronto. At the event, the co-authors will discuss their book, Beyond Repair? Mayan Women’s Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm (Rutgers University Press, May 2019), followed by responses from scholars. According to the publisher, Beyond Repair “explores Mayan women’s agency in the search for redress for harm suffered during the genocidal violence perpetrated by the Guatemalan state in the early 1980s at the height of the 36-year armed conflict. The book draws on research conducted with 54 Q’eqchi’, Kaqchikel, Chuj, and Mam women who are seeking truth, justice, and reparation for the violence they experienced during the war, and the women’s rights activists, lawyers, psychologists, Mayan rights activists, and researchers who have accompanied them as intermediaries for more than a decade.”  The book talk, which will be moderated by BC Law School Professor Katie Young, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Campion Hall, room 139. Books will be available for sale at the event. Lykes is also the co-director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

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