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We invite you to attend our Annual Gathering in the hopes of reconnecting and joining together in solidarity!

Throughout the pandemic and certainly over the decades, the solidarity of the Breaking the Silence network has been integral for building relationships between our partners in Guatemala struggling for justice and the Maritime region. Join us in May to renew these connections and build new relationships within the Maritime BTS community.

During the annual gathering, will be joined by great speakers, including Wendy Mendez, a long-time friend of the network who has been an outspoken plaintiff in the Military Diary Case. Jeremias Tecu will also join us for a BTS launch of In The Arms of Inup. This book was published earlier in 2021 as Jeremias’ moving story of his life as a refugee in Guatemala and in Fredericton, written by Eve Mills Allen. Members will also have the opportunity to receive direct updates from staff and meet the new BTS cooperants.

And of course, there will be time for community building and a Saturday night fiesta.

Your participation matters more than ever this year! We hope to have as many BTS members and supporters as possible. So please come to make or renew connections, get updated on struggles in Guatemala and Mi’kmaki, and be inspired to ongoing support and action.

Bursaries are provided by the Breaking the Silence Network. We sell Guatemalan crafts and BTS coffee during the year to ensure that all who support BTS are able to attend. Please do not stay away because of a lack of funds! We need you! However, it is helpful for you to pay a portion of the cost, if you are able. Please see all registration details on the Tatamagouche website here: https://www.tatamagouchecentre.ca/events-all/https/wwweventbriteca/e/289610531897