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We urge you to attend RE-CONNECT!, the Breaking the Silence Annual Gathering Friday, October 22nd, 7pm– Sunday, October 25th, 1pm, in Tatamagouch, NS.

This is a critical moment for Breaking the Silence solidarity, as Guatemala continues to feel the impacts of COVID-19, along with continuing repression. We will make and refresh connections, recieve updates on the struggles in Guatemala and Mi’kmaki, and be renewed for ongoing support and action. Especially this year, your presence will make a difference as we re-connect in person.

Please read our Covid-19 protocols for our onsite gatherings.

Special Guests: 

The AGM will include an update on the Guatemalan context, with Luis Solano, a Guatemalan investigative journalist, economist, political analyst based in the U.S. and author of “Oil, Mining and Power in Guatemala.” We are also delighted that Jeremias Tecu will join us for the BTS launch of In The Arms of Inup, Jeremias’ moving story of his life as a refugee, written by Eve Mills Allen. Our first Cooperants, Laura Robinson and Indigo Christ, will share their experiences as Maritime-based Cooperants in 2021, and we will hear about plans for the Cooperant Program in 2022.

And of course, there will be time for staff reports by BTS Maritimes Coordinator Stacey Gomez and new BTS Guatemala Coordinator este chep, 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!  It is helpful for you to pay a portion of the cost, if you are able. To apply for a bursary please click “Partial Bursary” under payment options and our Registrar will contact you.

Program Cost:

  • Option 1 –  $233 Fri 7pm to Sunday 1pm with meals and lodging double room
  • Option 2 –  $283 Fri 7pm to Sunday 1pm with meals and lodging single room
  • Option 3 –  $153 All weekend but no lodging
  • Option 4 – $103 Saturday only (10am-evening) no breakfast but snack, lunch, snack, supper – no lodging


For any registration questions, email Tatamagouche Centre info@tatacentre.ca