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The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Rigoberta Menchú Tum in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples.

The Nobel Peace Prize of 1992 symbolically coincided with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the New World.  

Arte Américas is honored to welcome Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum this Friday for a book signing from 1-2 pm. This event is free and open to the public offered as part of the 20th Anniversary for Centro Binacional Para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) in which she is the Keynote Speaker.

The CBDIO anniversary event will take place on Friday NIGHT at 6pm at the Fresno Ballroom, 1060 Fulton Mall, Fresno CA 93721.

Menchú is a Guatemalan indigenous k’iche’ woman whose leadership has put her at forefront of the social struggle with a national and international scope. She has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War, and to promoting indigenous rights in the country.

Her trajectory was recognized when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, the youngest person ever to be bestowed with this honor.

Event Cover Artwork by Juan Fuentes

  • Rigoberta Menchu
  • Silkscreen print, 27" x 19"
  • 1993
  • Currently on view in the Ruiz Gallery