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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, July 13, 2001 - 6:17 pm: Edit Post

Wisconsin - Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin - Madison

By Geoff Baker on Wednesday, October 09, 2002 - 6:37 pm: Edit Post


A Guatemalan woman, Eulogia Lopez, who will testify at upcoming genocide trials against the sitting government in Guatemala will be coming to the law school to speak on October 15.

We need some help organizing this event from a far. We have secured a place and a time, but are still in need of a few other things. So, if you know of a translator (Spanish - English) who would be willing to help out, please let me know. Further, if there is an RPCV who would be willing to meet the speaker (Eulogia Lopez) at the bus station on the 15th around 3:10 and take her to the law school, we would greatly appreciate it; please note that this will be an enriching experience. Eulogia will not be accompanied to Madison from LaCrosse, and I may not be able to get there from Chicago where she will then be heading for another set of speaking engagements. Thank you in advance for any and all assistance.

Geoff Baker
RPCV (Gabon '91-'93)

Thanks, again. Here's some info regarding the speaker and the location (Please publicize this):

The Law School Community is Invited to a Discussion of
Guatemala’s Upcoming Genocide Trials in:

“Globalizing Justice”
Featuring Guatemalan community leader Eulogia Lopez

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Room 2211, Law School

Eulogia Lopez is a Maya Kaqchikel woman representing the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) in Guatemala. The AJR represents victims from the 20 rural communities who have charged the high military command of the regimes of Fernando Romeo Lucas García (1981-1982) and Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-1983) with genocide. The lawsuit against Ríos Montt, currently president of Congress in Guatemala, is Central America’s first lawsuit to accuse a sitting politician of genocide.

Ms. Lopez is from the community of Santa Anita las Canoas, Chimaltenango, where on October 13, 1982, the Guatemalan army encircled the village and gathered more than 100 men for a meeting near the church. After separating young people, adults and elders into rows, 24 men from the group were taken inside the church, where they were chained, tied with ropes and tortured all the night, their screams heard throughout the village. The following morning, six men were taken from the group, tied to the barbwire fence of the church and executed in front of the community. The army threatened the community not to denounce these acts, and then proceeded to do the same to another six men. Ms. Lopez’s husband was among the murdered. Following the executions, the soldiers looted and burned the homes in the village, and destroyed fruit trees and corn.

Ms. Lopez previously participated in activities coordinated by CONAVIGUA (The National Council of Widows of Guatemala) and GAM (the Mutual Support Group for family members of the disappeared) in her community.

In her presentation at the Law School, Ms. Lopez will talk about her testimony and the upcoming genocide trials.

Presented by The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) in conjunction with
Los Niños de Nuestros Corazones (an organization for adoptive families with children from Latin America)
and The Committee in Support of the Social Movement for Democracy in Guatemala (CAMSDEGUA)

Co-Sponsored by the Frank J. Remington Center

By Dan Reusser on Saturday, November 02, 2002 - 5:01 pm: Edit Post

Im looking for a peace corps t shirt etc. Any one know where to get something like that?

By Chris Wyttenbach on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 9:43 pm: Edit Post

I am looking for a returned volunteer that served in Morocco. Following my graduation in the spring, I will most likely be headed to Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer. I would love to hear about your experiences. Thanks.

By Harendra Choksi ( on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 9:43 am: Edit Post

I am trying to locate a RPCV Ellen Raimer ( Maiden Name) , originally from Sparta Wisc. who was a student at UW Madison in 1967 /68/69. She went to Kenya as a Peace Corp Volunteer sometimes around mid 1969. I was a student at UW Madison from India and returned to India in 1972.

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