November 29, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Main Campus • Free
Marymount is excited to host Jorge Chojolán, an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, educator, and human rights activist from Guatemala. Jorge Chojolán was born into the indigenous Mayan community in the deeply inequitable society of Guatemala. Despite the barriers before him, he rose to achieve a university degree and went on to found the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in the predominantly indigenous city of Quetzaltenango. His goal is to transform his society through education at the school by educating and empowering some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children: girls, the indigenous and the poor. Mr. Chojolán will discuss the importance of education to democracy in Guatemala and speak about the Academy’s unique educational model.