Jackson School Doctoral student Emily Willard‘s article “Maya Community Celebrates 20th Anniversary of their Return to Guatemala” has been published by International Cry Magazine. In the article Willard explores the Nuevo Amanecer community’s 20th anniversary celebration of surviving genocide and attempted erasure, and building of their sustainable way of life.
As part of her dissertation research, Willard is working with the community to record, preserve, and share stories told by multiple generations of women in the town about their experiences of the conflict and genocide in Guatemala.
A Spanish version of her article can be read here.
The research trip and writing of this article was supported by the Jackson School of International Studies Jackson-Fosdick Internship Scholarship and Leslianne Shedd Internship Scholarship in International Studies and Public Health. It was also funded by the Jackson School Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program “Dr. Clyde Snow Fund for Latin American and Caribbean Studies” and the University of Washington Center for Human Rights’ “Benjamin Linder Endowed Fund.”