Human rights photographer Graham Hunt plans visit to Adams State

(12-05-2011)

Graham Hunt is a human rights photographer living and working in Guatemala. He will be at Adams State College on Wednesday, Dec. 14, to talk about and share his work. Hunt will give two presentations: one at 12 p.m. with free pizza, and the other at 7 p.m. with free refreshments. Hunt will give both presentations in the Student Life Center, located on the first floor of the Student Union Building. Both events are free and open to the public.

Hunt says he was first called to work in Guatemala in 2009, following time spent coordinating election observations in El Salvador. When he first moved to Guatemala, Hunt worked as a human rights observer and documented the Guatemalan genocide. Since then, Hunt has continued advocating on behalf of the indigenous people facing eviction from their homelands by corporations who seek their natural resources. He has likewise produced a broader documentation of indigenous communities' use of community referenda to defend their lands against national and transnational companies, as well as continually working for justice for past crimes.

Event sponsors include Alamosa Presbyterian Church, Anabaptist Fellowship of Alamosa, SLV Immigrant Resource Center, Unitarian Fellowship of Alamosa, La Puente, and Educational Excellence for English Language Learners (Project EXCELL), Adams State College Catholic Ministry, and the Newman Club. For more information, please call 719-587-7516.