Women Weaving Humanity During Pinochet's Chile

11/01/2009

Contributed by Annette Levine

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Chilean Arpillera Movement
Engage with this incredible phenomenon of activism by women of the disappeared during the Pinochet regime. Surrounded by the arpilleras themselves, in the Handwerker Gallery, this roundtable will be an inspirational and memorable event!
Featuring Marjorie Agosín, Jennifer Jolly, and Annette Levine
Handwerker Gallery
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6.00 p.m.

Marjorie Agosín, Latina author, activist, and professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, will be at Ithaca College on November 4th and 5th as part of the ongoing exhibition in the Handwerker Gallery. “Threads of Hope” showcases Chilean arpilleras from her collection. Arpilleras are small, hand-sewn and appliquéd tapestries, originally created by women to commemorate relatives who were detained and “disappeared” during the military dictatorship in Chile. 

The exhibit and Agosín’s visit to Ithaca College are sponsored by: Humanities & Sciences Educational Grant Initiative; the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies; Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures, Art History, Politics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, and Writing; Diversity Awareness Committee; Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs; and the programs of Latin American Studies, Women's Studies, and Jewish Studies at Ithaca College.

 

Contact Annette Levine for more information: alevine@ithaca.edu

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