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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Rigoberta Menchu Tum in Denver

Rigoberta Menchu Tum will be in Denver today, speaking at the University of Denver Campus and receiving a Champion of Change Award from the Escuela Tlatelolco. The University of Denver talk will be at 1 p.m at Lindsay Auditorium. The Champions of Change Award Presentations will be at the Denver Botanic Gardens, beginning at 5 p.m.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum is a Quiche Mayan who won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize on the strength of her advocacy for indigenous rights. She is also renowned for her book, "I, Rigoberta" which details the Guatemalan State repression and murder that was inflicted upon the Mayan communities. Rigoberta personifies the strength of indigenous peoples and their resiliency in withstanding State violence and we encourage people in the Denver area to come hear her speak.

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