SPAN A341 students collaborate with local organizations

This past semester Dr. Nathan Henne and his SPAN A341 class have been working with a local museum, arts school, and children's library. All three organizations are connected to the surviving family of Luis de Lión, a Guatemalan author who was "disappeared" in May of 1984. The class has been researching the historical and artistic context of the armed conflict in Guatemala in the mid 20th century, including the CIA/United Fruit sponsored overthrow of the democratically elected government in 1954 and the forced disappearances of artists that took place in the ensuing years. In addition, Dr. Henne's students have been researching different potential ways to eastablish a web presence for these three charitable organizations.