Marian University to hold Witness for Peace seminar

October 1, 2012

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -Marian University’s Social Justice Committee will host its annualWitness for Peace seminar featuring Tomas Gómez of the CivicCouncil of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras(COPINH) on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the SadoffAuditorium in the Stayer Center.

Since the military coup in 2009,Honduras has been in a human rights crisis. The Honduran militaryand police, who have been responsible for many human rightsviolations, have received millions from the United States in armsand training. Indigenous communities are among the most affected bythese policies.

Focusing on bringing peace toHonduras, Gómez’s presentation will showcase the mission of COPINH,a non-profit indigenous rights organization, which has been workingto expose the role of the United States in the military coup.

Gómez is of the Lencan people, anindigenous community in southwest Honduras, and works with COPINHto inform and educate members of indigenous communities on currentpolicies.

This event is co-sponsored by theMarian University Social Justice Committee and Foreign LanguageDepartment, and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr.Maggie Wentzell, co-chair of the Marian University Social JusticeCommittee, at sboeder@marianuniversity.eduor 920-923-8116.