A Conversation on Canadian Corporate Violence in Guatemala
October 13, 2016, 3-5pm
Research Unit, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC
Join us in a roundtable discussion in solidarity with Angélica Choc, Indigenous Q’eqchi Maya activist, whose home was shot at by unknown assailants in the early hours of September 17, 2016.
This incident was days before her appearance in court for the murder of her husband Adolfo Ich on September 27th, 2009 by private security from Canadian-owned HudBay Minerals at the Fénix mine in El Estor. In addition to the case in Guatemalan courts, Choc has initiated a precedent-setting law suit in Canadian courts against HudBay Minerals and its Guatemalan subsidiary the Guatemalan Nickel Company (Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel) over her husband’s murder.
- Sheryl Lightfoot (Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe), Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies & Political Science (UBC)
- Autumn Knowlton, PhD Candidate (Educational Studies, UBC)
- Bjorn Stime, PhD Candidate (School of Population and Public Health, UBC)
There will be light refreshments available.
If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to help Angélica with her legal and security expenses, please visit our crowd-funding website.
Photo credit: John McCarthy (Halifax Media Co-op)