Breaking the Silence Event
Jesús Tecú Osorio to Speak in Charlottetown on May 24
Cooper Institute and the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network will host Jesús Tecú Osorio for their annual speaking tour. The event will be held at the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 24.
Cooper Institute will be partnering with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network to host Jesús Tecú Osorio for their annual speaking tour. The event will be held in the auditorium of the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 24. The event is free to attend.
Jesús Tecú Osorio is a child-survivor of, and eyewitness to, the 1982 massacre of 177 women and children in the village of Rio Negro. Jesus lost his parents and all but one sibling to the massacre. Since 1993, he has worked unendingly to seek justice for the crimes and genocide of the past, including the uncovering of mass graves, and to heal and rebuild his torn region of Guatemala.
Jesus is an award-winning human rights activist, co-founder of the Rabinal Legal Clinic offering legal support to the Maya-Achi population, and founder of the New Hope Foundation which provides a secondary school bi-lingual Maya-Achi education and scholarships for impoverished youth.