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Professor Agosín’s reading and visit to Ithaca College on November 4th and 5th are 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.