Oberlin Students in Solidarity with Guatemala (OSSGUA) will be hosting Jason Del Aguila, cofounder of DESGUA (Desarrollo sostenible para Guatemala/Sustainable Development for Guatemala).
Jason will be presenting on his work with DESGUA, and his experience moving and creating links between the U.S. and Guatemala. See the greater description below and rsvp to our Facebook event!
First-generation born and raised in New York City, having traveled to Guatemala frequently as a child and lived there as a young adult, Jason's unique perspective of both worlds is key to fortifying the links to our future generation and their Guatemalan/ Mayan roots.
Inspired to continue the work he contributed to while living in Guatemala, Jason is committed to cultivating transformative justice, and empowering communities to tell their stories and defend themselves. He regularly facilitates conversations on Know Your Rights, civilian journalism, and community legal defense. His focus on restoring and preserving historic memory and Mayan identity, brought him to be one of the creative minds behind DESGUA's origins, and a coordinator of the latest initiatives: Roots and Routes.