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SEPA's mission is to support 
human rights workers in Guatemala as well as assist with educational scholarships, teacher salaries and needs as requested in the villages of Santa Elena and Copal AA.




Join us at the 
every Saturday
Check out the SEPA booth - textiles, Mari Kuroda pottery, Guatemalan coffee, and apples benefit projects in 
Santa Elena and Copal AA.


SEPA's Annual Meeting was
Sunday, April 3rd

Thanks to all who attended the Annual Meeting and heard such an excellent presentation by Zia Kandler.

If you missed it, click on underlined 
items to view details.
  • Elected Slate:
Co-Presidents: Mari Kuroda and Sue Simonson
Vice President: Kathy Spencer|
Secretary: Betsy Bruce
Treasurer: Bill Fuchsman
Members at Large: Elizabeth Aldrich, Barbara Fuchsman, John Gates, Lori Taylor
  • Annual report given by John Gates

  • Speaker: Zia Kandler  Zia talked about her 2015 project in Central America. She helped conduct an oral history project in Guatemala with women who are resisting a gold mine in their communities. You can read many details of this project by going to this website. (site is in Spanish and English)
Zia was born in Germany and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She now lives in Ohio and is graduating from  Oberlin College in May 2016. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies with a minor in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies.  

Fall of 2016 she will be traveling to Guatemala to work as a human rights accompanier with NISGUA.

You can help support Zia as an accompanier by going to this cloud funding website.


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