rigoberta menchu n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Rigoberta Menchu PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Rigoberta Menchu

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 14

Rigoberta Menchu - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 482 Views
  • Uploaded on

Rigoberta Menchu. Gesselye Mejia H English, Period 1 12-10-12. (Rigoberta Menchu, AP Images). Early Life. Born January 9, 1959- She was born to a poor family il Laj Chimel, Guatemala She worked on coffee plantations.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Rigoberta Menchu' - giselle-whitaker


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
rigoberta menchu

Rigoberta Menchu

Gesselye Mejia

H English, Period 1

12-10-12

(Rigoberta Menchu,

AP Images)

early life
Early Life

Born January 9, 1959-

She was born to a poor family il Laj Chimel, Guatemala

She worked on coffee plantations.

In her autobiography it said how trucks took families to the plantations to work.

They would often ride for 24 hrs and often without breaks.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

work and government
Work and Government

In the capital, Guatemala City twelve year old Menchu worked as a servant, her employers starved and abused her they also forbade her to wear her traditional Guatemalan dress.

While Menchu was growing up government was demanding that people would sale their land for a pittance.

Soldier's would attack dissenter's and destroyed homes.

Menchu's father Vicente tried to organize the Maya in the government objections, he was imprisoned and nearly torture to death by soilder's.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

menchu s family
Menchu's Family

Menchu's father continued working to develop the Committee for Peasant Unity. They went undercover in 1978.

Soldier's captured Menchu's brother Patrocinio, in 1979 they tortured him day and night for sixteen days.

They showed the locals his wounds. They dowsed him with gasoline, set him on fire, and watched him burn to death in public.

Menchu's father Vicente died along with many others during a protest.

Then soldier's kidnapped Menchu's mother they tortured her.

Many Guatemalans went into hiding.

Menchu escaped to Mexico in 1981, but her worked continued in Guatemala.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

lifes work
Lifes Work

In 1982 she traveled to Europe and the United States talking about the atrocities in Guatemala.

Although, some critics said that Menchu had participated in some violent acts over the years.

The Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee awarded her the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1992.

The Presentation indicated Menchu had brought humanity to a brutal world through her political and social world.

Only after the presentation that the Guatemalan Government allowed Guatemalans to return to their land.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

the nobel peace prize
The Nobel Peace Prize

Menchu considered the Nobel Peace Prize a recognition of the fragmented lives of the indigenous people.

She used the the prize to continue her struggle for peace and human rights.

Not everyone was rejoiced after she go awarded.

Some would say that her autobiography was filled with fabrications and hoaxes.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

death threats
Death Threats

Menchu Was targeted with death threats, particulary in Guatemala. And guards were posted at her residence in Mexico City.

Some argued that she had stopped no war and had worked little before writing her memoirs.

Critics called for the revocation of Menchu's Peace Prize.They did not do that.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

her significance
Her Significance

In the face of the death threats she did not stop advocating peace and nonviolence.

She condemned the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and expressed her condolences.

In 2007, she announced the formation of an indigenous political party named Winaq but she had no time to register itself as a party before the elections.

The elections held in September she ran as candidate of the encounter for Guatemala Party. She lost the election.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

peace
Peace

Menchu workers very hard to bring world attention to the hardships and violence suffered by indigenous people of Guatemala.

The dictorial government had massacred thousand of its people, especially indigenous peasants.

Their struggles became international news, among scholars and activists.

Despite the criticism on her autobiography she still remained a prominent of world peace and earned many accolades.

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchú." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 06 Dec. 2012.

offers
Offers

In 2004 President Oscar Berger offered Menchu a Position In Guatemala's National Government.

She agreed to help oversee implementation of 1996 accords to end civil war.

Booth, John A "Menchu, Rigoberta. "World Book Student. World Book 2012. Web. 28 Nov. 2012.

menchu s book and indigenous people rights
Menchu's Book and Indigenous people Rights

Many said that her book was inaccurate.

Menchu said that she had mixed other indigenous experiences into her book.

It represented the story of Guatemalan people rather than one individual.

Indigenous people in Guatemala eventually gained their rights.

Booth, John A "Menchu, Rigoberta. "World Book Student. World Book 2012. Web. 28 Nov. 2012.

catholic church activities
Catholic Church Activities

She was involved in social reforms in the Catholic Church.

She also became prominent in the women's rights movement when still only a teenager.

Simon, Jean-Marie. Guatemala: Eternal Spring, Eternal Tyranny. New York: W.W. Norton, 1987.

works cited
Works Cited

Booth, John A "Menchu, Rigoberta."World Book, 2012. Web. 28 Nov. 2012 <worldbookonline.com>

Davis, Anita Price. "Rigoberta Menchu." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert T. Gorman. 10 vols Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 30 Nov. 2012 <http://history.salempress.com>

Simon, Jean-Marie. Guatemala: Eternal Spring, Eternal Tyranny. New York: W.W. Norton, 1987. <www.nobelpeaceprize.org>