Upcoming PAG Events
- October 20, 7:15 p.m. Meet Guatemalan human rights activist and youth leader Alex Escobar Prado as he shares his experiences working with youth who oppose the multi-national Tahoe Resources silver mine in southeast Guatemala. This event is part of a national speaking tour sponsored by UUCA partner NISGUA. Refreshments available at 6:30. Flyer.
- February 10-20, 2018. Join UUCA delegation to Guatemala. Led by NISGUA and ADIVIMA. This is an extraordinary opportunity to observe, learn, and better understand the work of UUCA’s partner organizations in Guatemala that supports the indigenous Mayan people’s struggle for self-determination. Flyer.
- November 5. Coat Drive for Buckingham Residents. On this Sunday only, please bring your clean, gently-used men, women, and children’s coats or jackets. Donations accepted no later than 12:30 p.m.
UUCA’s PAG–Partners for Arlington and Guatemala–was established in 2007 to sponsor human rights accompaniers in Guatemala. Over the years, UUCA has sponsored 17 accompaniers providing training and a small stipend through a partnership with NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala). Accompaniers provide a vital presence to help ensure the safety and witness for Guatemalans who are working to defend their rights under a system of oppression.
Today PAG is a comprehensive faith in action ministry that continues the Accompanier program and has expanded to provide scholarships for Guatemalan middle and high school students in a dual partnership with ADIVIMA (a grassroots Mayan community organization) and the Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado, and on the local level, PAG is partnered with the Buckingham Outreach Center that serves a largely Central and South American immigrant population located in our neighboring community.
For more information on PAG, please attend any of the upcoming events listed above or contact Chris and John Sutton.