Clara Lincoln
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We can enhance accompaniment opportunities and build our network of social change activists

$1,060 towards $1,500

From May 15 - 31, NISGUA has an unprecedented opportunity to raise $100,000 to sustain their people-to-people organizing for social and environmental justice. I’m committed to helping NISGUA meet this goal and have challenged myself to raise $1,500. Can I count on your support?

I had the privilege of working as an international human rights accompanier in Guatemala with NISGUA from 2017 to 2018. There, I walked alongside land and human rights defenders who fought for their water, their dignity, their children, and their lives.

In the photo above, my accompaniment partner and I hiked, or rode in the back of pickup trucks, between communities in a cluster of towns in San Pablo, San Marcos in the western highlands of Guatemala. The defenders who we accompanied faced repression and criminalization for their work to defend their land, one spending over two years behind bars in pretrial detention before it was decided he hadn’t committed any crimes. Still, he returned home and continues to organize. (More info about San Pablo in Spanish here.)

NISGUA encourages accompaniers and others involved in their network to look at the root causes of imperialism and migration, and to explore how we can strengthen movements across borders. I have taken lessons from my time in Guatemala and applied them to my work back home in DC. NISGUA continues to forge these cross-border connections of solidarity and lucha to fight for the world we want to create.

By making a gift today, you'll ensure the sustainability of NISGUA's work to continue cultivating long-term, transnational relationships grounded in a shared vision for global change. This is a crucial moment and every dollar counts. Between May 15 and May 31, 2020, all donations received up to $50,000 will be matched dollar for dollar!


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, facilitate connections between our partners in Guatemala and folks in the U.S. who are similarly impacted by colonialism, organize campaigns against the U.S.'s bloody foreign policy and corporate violence in Central America, and mobilize people for urgent actions if our partners are threatened or attacked. Find more info here!