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Mas­sive dis­place­ment and geno­cide have been inflict­ed on indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in Guatemala for cen­turies. The women you’ll hear today expe­ri­enced that geno­cide in the 20th cen­tu­ry and set about to reclaim their peo­ples’ her­itage and rights. Fea­tured; Rigob­er­ta Menchu, Nobel Peace Lau­re­ate and suc­cess­ful activist for the UN Dec­la­ra­tion on the Rights of Indige­nous Peo­ples; Ros­ali­na Tuyuc Velasquez, orga­niz­er of CONAV­IGUA — the Nation­al Coor­di­na­tion of Wid­ows of Guatemala.Credits: Menchu record­ing from her speech at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta in 1994, cour­tesy Moni­ka Bauer­lein; doc­u­men­tary on Ros­ali­na Tuyuc pro­duced by Maria Mar­tin — orig­i­nal­ly released in the Spir­i­tu­al Edge series of KALW-FM https://​spir​i​tualedge​.org/​s​1​-​s​a​c​r​e​d​-​s​t​e​p​s​/​c​a​l​l​i​n​g​-​o​n​-​a​n​c​i​e​n​t​-​m​a​y​a​-​w​i​s​d​o​m​-​t​o​-​h​e​a​l​-​g​u​a​t​e​m​a​l​a​n​-​w​idows