Honduras Resists: Confronting a US-Fueled Human Rights Crisis

Heidy Alachán, lawyer, activist, and writer with Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y Justicia, Honduras
When Oct 31, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
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Heidy Alachán is a lawyer, writer, and activist with Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y Justicia (MADJ) - Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice.

Along with her training as an attorney and teacher, Heidy holds a masters in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean.

She forms part of the MADJ legal team representing the family of internationally renowned indigenous and environmental rights activist, Berta Cáceres, in their struggle for justice for her assassination.

Based in Honduras, the Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) is a social and political movement committed to working against impunity and corruption while building alternatives rooted in transparency, dignity and respect to human rights and the environment. MADJ communities are on the frontlines protecting their natural resources from unlawful exploitation through resistance camps, legan battles and incredible grassroots organizing. MADJ has been active in resistance movements in Honduras in the context of the 2009 coup, the 2017-2018 post-electoral crisis and , most recently, in the national strike by teachers and healthcare workers.

Sponsored by the University of Louisville Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Cultural Center.
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