Thursday, April 2, 2009

Nobel Prize Winner, Rigoberta Menchu coming to Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH—A Nobel Peace Prize winner who has campaigned for peasant workers’ rights in her native Guatemala will talk about human rights Monday at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Rigoberta Menchú Tum was a teenager when she began fighting for social reform and women’s rights, and she later pushed for better working conditions for farmers after her father, mother and brother were killed by an area guerilla army, according to the Nobel Prize organization. In 1983, she wrote a book about her life that was translated into 12 languages.

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