Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Prize winner, speaks at Homies event

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Juan Ramos

Rigoberta Menchu accepts a frame holding two posters drawn of her by a Homies Empowerment student.

“Violence is for cowards,” said Rigoberta Menchu at the end of a speech at a Nov. 15 event organized by Homies Empowerment and the YMCA Urban Services. “Cowards use violence because they can’t think of other solutions.”

Menchus spoke to a standing room only crowd of 500 people at Urban Promise Academy’s new multi-purpose room.

A complete story on Menchu’s speech will be posted shortly.