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Donia Human Rights Center Panel | Human Rights in Nicaragua: From Dictatorship to Hope


Tamara Dávila Rivas, Human Rights Fellow at the ARCUS Center for Social Justice and Leadership, Kalamazoo College

Dora María Téllez, Visiting Professor, Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair in Latin American Studies, Tulane University

Ana Margarita Vijil, Central American Leadership Initiative Fellow at the Aspen Global Leadership Network and Senior Fellow at George Washington University Global Women’s Institute

Moderator: Luciana Chamorro, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

In 2018, the Nicaraguan government brutally suppressed nationwide protests, inaugurating an ongoing undeclared state of exception in the country. Since then, constitutional rights have been suspended, and one in eight citizens has fled the country. Join us for a conversation about the current human rights crisis in Nicaragua with three prominent social leaders and human rights defenders. All three were held in solitary confinement for two years and stripped of their Nicaraguan nationality for opposing the consolidation of a new dictatorship in Nicaragua. Through their organizing while in exile, they continue to foster hope in a non-authoritarian future.

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