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Mar
15
Fri
Art Exhibit: Justice for the 56 girls of Hogar Seguro, Guatemala @ Renaissance College 811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network- BTS's photo.

Art Exhibit: Justice for the 56 girls of Hogar Seguro, Guatemala

Hosted by Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network- BTSUNB IDSSA – International Development Studies Student Association and No One Is Illegal-Fredericton, Renaissance College, University Women’s Centre, Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies, STU Human Rights Society and Registro Creativo
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Renaissance College

811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1M7
𝗕𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳 𝗛𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗮

Opening event: Renaissance College on Friday, March 15 at 5:30pm.

With refreshments, poetry by Melissa Beaulieu and remarks on justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

The exhibit will be at Renaissance College from March 15 to March 21 then it will move to St. Thomas University and downtown Fredericton. Stay tuned for details.

This art exhibit features prints of original portraits in different media, contributed by different artists globally. Each portrait is dedicated to one of the 41 victims who died on March 8, 2017 in a fire at the state-run centre for children and youth Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción in Guatemala. In addition, 15 survivors were also left severely injured. Almost two years later, there is still no justice for this state crime.

As we approach the two year anniversary of this tragedy, we invite you to join us in commemorating and demanding justice for the lives of the 41 victims and 15 survivors of this incident! For more info and solidarity actions you can take, visit us here: https://bit.ly/2FQo6ul

This art project was first launched online on May 15, 2017 by the alternative media organizations Prensa Comunitaria in Guatemala and Desinformémonos in Mexico. They were joined in this initiative by 60 digital media agencies, as well as 40 organizations and collectives globally.

#NosDuelen56 #HogarSeguro

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟴, 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳?
The tragedy unfolded in the early hours of March 8, 2017. Police had locked a group of girls and young women in a small room measuring 6.8 metres by 7 metres after they attempted to escape the home. Despite their cries for help, the police would not let them out after a fire broke out inside the room. As a result, 41 girls and young women died, while 15 others were severely injured.

Following this horrific incident, the failure of state institutions to act on prior reports of abuse and poor conditions at the Hogar Seguro have been brought to light. The decision of high-level officials, as well as President Jimmy Morales, to deploy 100 police to the Hogar Seguro after they had tried to escape has been heavily criticized by Guatemalan civil society organizations. Currently, eight high-level government officials, the ex-director of the Hogar Seguro and police officials face charges in connection with this crime; however, no one has been convicted to date.

We are thankful to the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation for funding through the Public Engagement Fund!

Local organizers: International Development Studies Student Association, Renaissance College, University Women’s Centre, Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies, No One Is Illegal Fredericton, STU Human Rights Society and Registro Creativo.

Apr
4
Thu
5th Annual UNB MWC Pow-Wow @ Richard J Currie Center, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre's photo.

5th Annual UNB MWC Pow-Wow

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM
Richard J Currie Center

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Planning for the 5th Annual UNB pow-wow has begun!
Thursday April 4th 2019 from 11am – 4pm at the Richard J Currie Centre.
This is a free, public, kid friendly, alcohol & drug free celebration of the culture, music, drumming and dancing of Indigenous people on Turtle Island.