On Thursday 24th February 2005, UTQ held their first fundraising event
of the year.
The evening began
with a conference in spanish and english on ´Globalization and its effects on the workers of Guatemala´. The speaker, Jorge Mario Pivaral volunteered his time, as did Julie Loder of EntreMundus who did a wonderful
job translating Jorge´s talk into English.
With a turnout of
about 30-40, the event was a success, providing an opportunity for the foreigners who attended to learn more about Guatemala´s
past and present and the effects that international actions can have on such a country.
The evening concluded
with a brief address by Oswaldo Saquich, director of UTQ, followed by Patricia Chang, director of the women´s branch of UTQ
who spoke of the upcoming march on May 8 to support International Women´s Day.
Drinks and snacks
were available throughout the evening and music continued on after the talks were over, creating a relaxed environment for