Heather Dean first encountered the people of Copal AA when she was reporting on human rights conditions in Mexican refugee camps. She accompanied their return from exile as they collectively built a new village. Dean will highlight the work of the women’s group in Copal AA and the impact of education in women’s lives, within the wider context of the current fight for indigenous rights and ongoing ecological and political issues in Guatemala. This is a Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center and will take place in Derryberry Auditorium at 7 pm. Socially distant seating with masks required, but open to everyone.