Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Gaspar Sánchez, Witness for Peace Tour

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Join us for "Uniting to Resist Attacks on Our Land and Identities: Building on the Queer Indigenous Movement in the Americas," a talk by Gaspar Sánchez, Head of Sexual Diversity and LGBTQ Rights for COPINH (Honduras), Witness for Peace Tour.

Honduran human rights defender Gaspar Sánchez is the sexual diversity coordinator of COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras). COPINH was co-founded and led by beloved Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated in March 2016.

Gaspar will present on how the struggle for LGBTQ awareness and rights among Indigenous communities plays a vital role in both land defense and in the dismantling of patriarchal and militaristic structures.

Gaspar will also discuss what you can do in solidarity with COPINH and others facing repression in Honduras, including supporting the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR1299).