09 Oct JOIN SKYLIGHT IN COMMEMORATING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY (THROUGHOUT THE WEEK OF OCT 9 – OCT 13)
JOIN SKYLIGHT IN COMMEMORATING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY (THROUGHOUT THE WEEK OF OCT 9 – OCT 13)
Skylight celebrates indigenous peoples across the Americas and supports their message of resistance and their fight for justice.
This week Skylight will commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by premiering our new documentary “500 YEARS” in 4 countries simultaneously so as to highlight the role of indigenous resistance since the European arrival in the Americas. October 12th, commonly known and recognized by the U.S. Federal government as Columbus Day to celebrate the ‘discovery’ of the Americas, in fact was the start of the genocide and land theft that characterized the European incursion.
Join us in changing the Columbus Day narrative and spreading the message via our social media channels #500YEARS
We hope to see you this week at one of our upcoming screenings:
“500 YEARS” Photo credit: Daniel Hernández-Salazar
Mayan survivors of the Guatemalan genocide cheer the guilty verdict against dictator Ríos
Montt. He was convicted and sentenced to genocide and crimes against humanity on May
10, 2013, given an 80-year sentence and sent directly to prison (later vacated.) It was the first time the
perpetrator of genocide against indigenous people had been tried in a court of law.