"because they contained nothing but superstition and the devil's falsehoods, we burnt them all"
Bishop Diego de Landa burns Mayan books in 1562.
Eduardo Hughes Galeano, Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1986).
The Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America honors the leadership and legacy of Juan E. Méndez, a champion of justice who has devoted his life to the defense of human rights. Méndez is the former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and current Professor of Human Rights Law at American University. The award honors an outstanding book of non-fiction, including graphic works, published in English on human rights, democracy and social justice in contemporary Latin America. Méndez’s papers are housed at Duke University Libraries’ Human Rights Archive, one of the largest collections of human rights materials.
Slide deck is here.
In 2017, the National Book Foundation began the Literature for Justice program to highlight books that contribute to the dialogue around mass incarceration and justice. Since then, the need for those perspectives has only grown, and this year’s list adds seven more titles to help us think through these issues.
The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems is the professional membership association for community Information and Referral (I&R). AIRS is the driving force behind the delivery of quality I&R services and the sole source for standards, program accreditation and practitioner certification for the I&R sector.
2020 Virtual e-Conference September 16-18, 2020.