Rigoberta Menchú Taking a Stand

Events

Joins Committee of the Peasant Union (CUC)

1979

Rigoberta strikes for better working conditions for farm workers

Approx. 1980

Organizes 31st of January Popular Front

1981

Protests in front of Capital

1981

Forced to leave Guatemala

Approx. June 1981

This is an approximate time

Told her story to Elisabeth Burgos Debray. Was then adapted into "I, Rigoberta Menchu"

1982

Lead to international awareness

Help found The United Representation of the Guatemalan Opposition (RUOG)

1982

Appointed to The National Coordinating Committee of the CUC

1986