Meredith Wilkinson
Meredith Wilkinson's Fundraiser

Join me to support NISGUA's grassroots organizing!

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$315 towards $1,000

Through transformative and lasting relationships, creative organizing, and historic accompaniment, NISGUA is an agent of change.

It's been more than 7 years since I first was introduced to NISGUA. I was studying Spanish at a social justice oriented school in Guatemala, when I met two current NISGUA accompaniers. The way they spoke about this organization - its decades-long relationships with partnering organizations and communities in Guatemala, as well as its detailed, integrated approach to supporting accompaniers - really intrigued me. After finishing my masters of social work in 2018, I became an accompanier with NISGUA, which really was the type of social work I wished to practice. As you know, I've been with NISGUA ever since.

I've been transformed by this organization and its people and I know many others have as well. By making a gift today, you are a part of this transformation. Every dollar counts, and from May 15-31, every gift up to $50,000 will be matched!

From the conversations with Xinka land defenders, resisting the Escobal mine in the eastern part of Guatemala, to gatherings at the West Berkeley Shellmound with Ohlone leaders in California, to challenging conversations about how we can more radically align ourselves with our racial justice and language justice principles, I wouldn't trade a moment.

To continue bridging struggles across territories and transforming our accompaniment of land defenders and survivors of genocide in Guatemala, we need your support. Thank you for investing in this important work and for helping me reach my goal!

What does NISGUA do?
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) accompanies Guatemalan water protectors and genocide survivors who are under threat for their political work. We use 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 U.S.'s unjust foreign policy and corporate violence in Central America, and we mobilize people for urgent action if our partners are threatened or attacked.