Travel Tips For Aztlan
Saturday January 07, 2006
Quitate la mascara
Black Thought of the Roots
Charlie Tuna of Jurassic Five
Debi Nova & Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas
CD- uno, dos; bandera
El genio del dub
George W. Bush
CD- Loteria de la Cumbia Lounge
Live on KPFK 1997
Peace and Love
From the Superfly soundtrack
Al que le guste
Todos tu muertos
Rikki Lee Jones
Reading a speech by Cindy Sheehan
At Japan America Theatre, 2005
In These Beats We trust
Don't Call Me Red
Gibbie Hanes and Ministry
Jesus Built My Hotrod
Mark's Keyboard Repair
La Public Library
January 31, 2006 at 7pm
"The Return of the Maya: EL RETORNO DE LOS MAYAS"
Guatemala's first contemporary Mayan (Q'anjobal) novelist discusses
the post-civil war future of his people with the director of a
humanitarian organization aiding returned war refugees in rebuilding
their lives in northwestern Guatemala.
In English & Spanish, with translation.
Gaspar Pedro González was, for many years, an official in the
Ministry of Culture of Guatemala. His novel, A Mayan Life, originally
published in Spanish, then released in English and Q'anjobal, is the
first novel by a native Maya author. His second novel, The Return of
the Maya, has been released in Spanish and English. Mr. Gonzalez has
also published several books of poetry, including Palabras Mayas,
which is a bilingual collection in Q'anjob'al and Spanish.
Gaspar Pedro González grew up in San Pedro Soloma, a Q'anjob'al Maya
community in the department of Huehuetenango in northwestern
Guatemala. He was awarded scholarships that allowed him to pursue
studies in the departmental capital, then in Quetzaltenango, and
later on, in the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. This unique
background permitted González to become truly bicultural and equally
fluent in both Q'anjob'al and Spanish.
For further biographical information on Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez,
Frances Dixon is the founder and director of ADOPT-A-VILLAGE IN
GUATEMALA, INC, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making
resources and training in self-help programs accessible to the Maya
in northwest Guatemala.
Frances Dixon was born in British Columbia, Canada. At age 18, she
followed her childhood dream, and began traveling the world. She has
visited some 40 countries, and worked in England, Ghana, and New
Zealand. In the '80's, her lifelong wanderlust centered on Guatemala,
during the time of that country's civil war. She witnessed the
profound suffering of the Mayan Indian people and their desperate
attempts to survive in the midst of 36 years of genocidal war.
As a result of her experiences, Dixon founded Adopt-a-Village in
Guatemala in 1991, an international non-profit organization dedicated
to bring humanitarian help and self-sufficiency to the Mayan people.
Since then, she has served as a full time volunteer and has been
responsible for initiating and managing over 60 major health and
education projects in northwest Guaemala, many of which directly
support the peace process of post-war Guatemala.