Activist will discuss Honduran resistance movement


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lawyer and activist Heidy Alachán will speak at the University of Louisville Oct. 31 about “Honduras Resists: Confronting a U.S.-fueled Human Rights Crisis.”

    Her free, public talk at 6 p.m. in Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, is part of a Witness for Peace organization tour. Her UofL stop is sponsored by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Cultural Center, Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program and the Latin American and Latino studies program.

    Alachán works with the Honduras-based Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia), which aims to protect natural resources from exploitation through its grassroots organizing, legal battles and resistance camps.

    The social and political anti-corruption organization has been active in Honduran resistance movements related to recent national strikes by teachers and health care workers, post-election issues and the 2009 coup.

    Alachán is part of that movement’s legal team representing environmental rights activist Berta Cáceres’ family after her 2016 assassination.

    For more information, contact Cate Fosl at 502-852-6142 or



    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.