A Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist is the next speaker in the Kellogg Distinguished Public Lecture Series.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum, an indigenous Mayan woman from Guatemala, won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for the rights of the Maya and native peoples everywhere. She will speak on “Ending Racism and Hate” at the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major, on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Menchú Tum was the first indigenous person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and one of only a handful of recipients who were women. Her nonviolent campaigning and the efforts of many other activists helped bring about a peace accord that ended a 36-year civil war in Guatemala and restored many rights to the Mayan people. She twice ran for president of Guatemala, advocating for the rights of all Guatemalans. Although she did not win, she created a foundation and continues to promote justice and peace in Guatemala and other countries.
The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. The lecture, which will be simultaneously translated from Spanish to English, will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session at 8 p.m. and a book signing.
Advanced registration is required. Faculty who would like their classes to attend must ask their students to register themselves for the event; entire classes will not be registered.
For more information or to register for the lecture, visit www.cpp.edu/~kellogglectures/.