«We’re still alive». Mayan people, permanent colonisation and life horizons
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«We’re still alive». Mayan people, permanent colonisation and life horizons

Course by Aura Cumes
Aura Cumes. Foto: Carla Molina

Colonisation is not an old story that ended when Latin-American countries gained independence from Spain. On the contrary, the inherited economic, social and epistemic conditions have cemented the new societies as structures with deep racial and sexual hierarchies, in which the indigenous peoples have been relegated to the condition of disposable subjects. And yet, these Indigenous Peoples, although weakened by colonial history and its constant violence, are still alive and capable of self-regulating their existence despite the State. What has kept them alive? We will try to answer this question during this three-session course.

Aura Cumes is a Kaqchiquel Mayan thinker, writer, teacher and activist from Guatemala. She values critical thought and powerful speech as vehicles for denouncing the powers responsible for destroying the lives of women and Indigenous Peoples. Cumes has taken a political-ethical stand against all forms of domination. She has fought against sexism and racism, which in her view are the consequences of two great systems of domination: colonialism and patriarchy. She holds a PhD in anthropology, a degree in gender studies, a Master in social sciences, and is co-editor of the book Crossroads of Identities: Women, Feminisms, and Mayanisms in Dialogue, published in 2006, and co-author of the research project Mayanization and Everyday Life: Multicultural Discourse in Guatemalan Society, 2007. She has contributed numerous essays to national and international magazines.

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1 July 2019 – 3 July 2019
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18.30 h
dates
1 July 2019 – 3 July 2019
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«We’re still alive». Mayan people, permanent colonisation and life horizons
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18.30 h
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