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Guatemalan Genocide Survivor to Speak at UW Thursday

November 12, 2013
Anselmo Roldán Aguilar

A genocide survivor will speak about the 2013 genocide trial in Guatemala City, Guatemala, during a series of events Wednesday, Nov. 13-Friday, Nov. 15, at the University of Wyoming.

Anselmo Roldán Aguilar, who will share his story of survival, is the president of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation in Guatemala. His free public talk is from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

The schedule of events is:

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. -- Meet and greet at 1553 Inca Drive. Open to the public, but RSVP is requested by emailing

Thursday, Nov. 14, noon-1 p.m. -- Student roundtable luncheon in Room 229 of the Cheney International Center, open to UW graduate and undergraduate students. RSVP to

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2-4 p.m. -- Roldán Aguilar’s talk in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Open to the public.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. -- Tapas dinner at the United Church of Christ. Open to the public. RSVP to

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- Reception on the UW College of Health Sciences fourth floor. Open to the public. RSVP to

Friday, Nov. 15, 9-10:50 a.m. -- Master class in the UW College of Agriculture auditorium. Open to UW graduate, undergraduate and high school students.

Friday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m.-noon -- Multi-faith prayer circle at Simpson Plaza. Open to the public.

The events are sponsored by the UW Departments of Global and Area Studies, Philosophy, Professional Studies and Sociology; UW Counselor Education training; UW International Programs office; UW International Studies student group; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie; and Wyoming Guatemala Accompaniment Project.

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