For the past decade, Maya people of Southern Belize have struggled to defend their lands and identify a place to be and to secure a Maya future. Despite many challenges, the Maya people have made significant progress and won legal victories within Belize and internationally through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

In this virtual panel discussion moderated by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal, the Penn Cultural Heritage Center welcomes three Maya activists from Belize: Cristina Coc, Pablo Mis, and Filiberto Penados. They will discuss the history and ongoing negotiations of the Maya struggle for a decolonial future.