Claire Bransky
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Join Team Bransky-Parks supporting NISGUA today!

We want to ensure that NISGUA's accompaniment program and campaigns are sustained for the long-haul

$3,130 towards $5,000

Network in Solidarity with People in Guatemala (NISGUA) accompanies Guatemalan land defenders and genocide survivors whose lives are threatened, and NISGUA needs your help.

By making a gift today you will fund campaigns in solidarity with Guatemalan water protectors as they resist the world’s second-largest silver mine. You will make possible the accompaniment of Indigenous Maya genocide survivors as they navigate courts seeking justice. And you will ensure that NISGUA can continue spreading information about what is happening on the ground in Guatemala.

Now is the time to give. Between May 15th and May 31st, all donations up to $50,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by a small group of generous donors.

Since Claire became an accompanier in 2017, our family has been inspired by NISGUA's long-term work for justice in Guatemala. On our visit to Guatemala, Barb and Aaron were particularly moved by the story of Marco Antonio Molina Theissen, a 14-year-old boy who was disappeared by the Guatemalan state in 1981. We hope you'll join our family in helping survivors of state supported violence in their search for justice by contributing to NISGUA's work in Guatemala.

We thank you for your generosity,

Aaron, Barb, Claire, Joel, and honorary Bransky-Parks family member Kelly Popham

What does NISGUA do?

NISGUA accompanies Guatemalan water protectors and genocide survivors who are under threat for their political work. We use physical accompaniment to dissuade violence, we connect partners in Guatemala with folks in the U.S. who are similarly impacted by colonialism, we organize campaigns against the United States’ bloody foreign policy and corporate violence in Central America, and we mobilize people for urgent actions if our partners are threatened or attacked.

A note about this moment:

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all. Yet, as with most crises, those who are systematically oppressed are at an even greater risk. The risks go beyond getting sick. The extensive economic damage on immigrant and Indigenous communities in the U.S. and globally will be (and are already) grave. In Guatemala, we are seeing increased militarization and transnational corporations taking advantage of the crisis to advance extractive mega-projects. The human rights situation in Guatemala is likely to worsen in the coming months. Thus, the sustainability of our work is of utmost importance. When the immediate crisis subsides, we need to be ready to act.

You can read more about our response to the COVID-19 crisis here.