The first is Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Women and Social Protest, featuring Rachel David, Shoreline Community College. Among the questions to be addressed: What role do women play in politics? What prompts women to organize on behalf of unpopular causes? How are women themselves changed by personal experiences of political activism?
The second program is Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7-8:30 p.m., Guatemala and the U.S. – Past and Future, with John Hamilton, U.S. Ambassador (retired).The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has spurred in Guatemala an increased investment and diversification of exports, with the largest increases in ethanol and non-traditional agricultural exports. At the same time, the country has experienced high rates of criminal violence, drug trafficking and substantial out-migration, including by unaccompanied minors.