Books Beyond Borders

The Global Justice Book Club regularly meets to discuss fiction and non-fiction works that relate to AJWS’s mission to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Each book discussion will inspire rich conversations about current events and global justice issues and provide a vivid backdrop for understanding the work AJWS does. You do not need to read the entire book to participate in the discussion! This month, we will discuss AJWS grantees’ work in Guatemala.

I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
By Rigoberta Menchú
The remarkable story of a Quiche Guatemalan peasant woman whose voice captures the plight of Indian communities during the decades-long civil war. Suspected of guerrilla activities because of their social reform work, Menchú’s brother, father and mother were tortured and murdered by the military when she was young. Motivated to fight back, Menchú taught herself Spanish and other languages and started a life of activism to resist oppression and protect peasant rights. I, Rigoberta Menchú uses vivid testimonials to express the Nobel laureate’s enduring courage and passionate sense of justice.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
At the home of Shirley Feldman, Stanford
Address provided upon RSVP

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