Monthly Archives: January 2013

ASOGUATE (the Guatemalan Canadian Association) invites you to attend this event in commemoration of the 33rd Anniversary of the burning of the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala.

Friday, February 1st at 7:00 pm.
1230 Finch Ave. West, 2nd Floor

This event is particularly timely given that it is just this week that Guatemala has begun a court case against former dictator Rios Montt for genocide. For more information about this landmark case see the article Guatemalan Genocide on Trial.


We are pleased to announce the following panelists for our January 24th screening of Granito:

• Omar Cano, Guatemalan journalist, President of ASOGUATE (Guatemalan Canadian Association).

Professor Carlota McAllister, Department of Anthropology, York University whose research focuses on the formation of political and moral agency in situations of violent conflict, particularly Guatemala.

Caren Weisbart, 2011 winner of CERLAC’s Baptista prize for her analysis of contemporary political economy and cultural politics in Guatemala.

Join us for this story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film about a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present offering evidence to put Efrain Rios Mont, former General and Guatemalan President, on trial for genocide.
York University
Room 1014
Osgoode Hall Law School
Ignat Kaneff Building
4700 Keele Street