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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Guatemala City in Guatemala Department, — Central America

Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang

Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 16, 2016
1. Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang Marker
Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang
Chispa de luz en la oscuridad desbordante
Testigo del hambre, la extrema pobreza, la desnutrición
Voz de dignidad frente a la impunidad y la injusticia
Maestra y ciudadana consciente
Lucha y esperanza

Aspiramos a ser consecuentes con las semillas que
nos heredó
Guatemala, 11 de septiembre de 2005

English translation:
Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang
A spark of light in the unending darkness
Witness to hunger, extreme poverty, malnutrition
Voice of dignity in the face of impunity and injustice
Teacher and citizen with a conscience
Struggle and hope

We hope to be good caretakers of the works that she left to us
Guatemala, September 11, 2005

Erected 2005.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2005.
Location. 14° 38.799′ N, 90° 30.799′ W. Marker
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is in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala Department). Marker is on 6a Avenida, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6a Avenida 2-30, Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera (within shouting distance of this marker); Mariano Guerrero de Léon (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Yurrita House (about 210 meters away); Alberto Velázquez (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Presidential House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jocotenango Park (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (approx. half a kilometer away); University of San Carlos Faculty of Medical Sciences 1918-1921 (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang. This marker is located at the offices of AVANCSO (Asociación para el Avance de las Ciencias Sociales, or the Association for the Advancement of the Social Sciences, in English). Myrna Mack founded this organization in 1986 in order to understand the experience of displaced indigenous communities in Guatemala’s civil conflict. She was murdered by Guatemala state forces right outside of AVANCSO’s nearby, former offices.
Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 16, 2016
2. Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang Marker
The marker is to the right outside of the current AVANCSO offices.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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