HANCOCK -- August 1 is the deadline for the annual NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala) Take a Chance for Peace Drawing.
Prizes include a round trip ticket to Guatemala as well as cash and all kinds of other goodies. For every $25 donation you get a chance to win. Besides the grand prize of a trip to Guatemala, you could win Spanish lessons on Skype, cash, fair trade coffee, books on Guatemala, and other unique items. Click here for a full list of prizes and info on how to make your donation.
Over the last few months, NISGUA has been inspired by acts of solidarity across borders, even as state forces in Guatemala repress social protests and protect financial interests. Here are some examples of their work:
In April, NISGUA staff and counterpart organizations coordinated powerful events around Goldcorp's annual meeting of shareholders.
In May, NISGUA's network and other U.S. citizens took action and asked Congress to maintain the ban on U.S. funding for the Guatemalan military.
Over the past six months, international observers have accompanied hundreds of people seeking justice for genocide.
Click here to learn more about their work.