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The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) Annual Gathering

  May 31 - Jun 2, 2019 Fri 7:00 PM - Sun 1:00 PM

Justice for Women, Care for the Earth 

Come to the Breaking the Silence Annual Gathering, May 31st to June 2nd, at the Tatamagouche Centre, in beautiful Tatamagouche, Mi’kmaki. This year’s resource person is Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic. Gloria is part of the legal team working with 36 women bringing charges of sexual assault against former military in a case that stems from the internal armed conflict and is only now being tried in court.

Also joining us will be partners from the New Hope Community Bilingual Institute. Teacher Fidel Oswaldo Lopez and graduating students in the Community Development program, Hilda Sical Toj and Juan Carlos Santos Cortezo, will be visiting as part of the exchange between the Institute and the Tatamagouche school.

This year’s AGM themes are land rights, gender justice, and strengthening advocacy & action. Come to renew connections, be updated on struggles in Guatemala and Mi’kmaki, and participate in envisioning a diverse, inclusive network that engages in action for advocacy.

What should I bring?

  • a talent, a song, a story for the Saturday night talent show as part of the fiesta!
  • new or gently-used Guatemala-related items; handmade items, for the silent auction
  • an open spirit ready to learn, share, and have fun!

Come for the AGM! Stay for the fundraiser concert!

Dave Gunning and Garnet Rogers in concert: a fundraiser concert for BTS on Sunday at 2pm, at Sharon United Church.

Bursaries are provided by the Breaking the Silence Network. Please let us know how much bursary assistance you require. We do have bursaries available, as we want all who support BTS to be able to attend. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janette Fecteau  or Yvette Michaud 
Bursary applications must arrive by Friday, May 17th.  Please do not stay away because of lack of funds!

To register online click on the register link above besides the date.
If you prefer to send us a registration via snail mail or email please use this form - click here
For any registration questions please call the Centre office at 902-657-2231.
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