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Contributed by Patricia Rodriguez on 03/13/2012
IC will be hosting a guest speaker, Patricia Isasa, from Argentina, with several events programmed around issues of “Citizenship and Human Rights in Argentina.” She is an Argentinian torture survivor who was imprisoned in 1976 as a 16-year for her role in student union organizing. She is now a human rights activist who has been at the forefront of the legal battles, truth commissions, and popular mobilization related to the trials and imprisonment of her and other Argentinians’ torturers. Her talks will attract students interested in her personal testimony, issues of human rights, sexual violence, women's social movements, politics of memory.
She will be speaking in several venues at IC. The public events are listed below:
Teatro group short play "Telefono" about child abductions during the Dirty War military period in Argentina, followed by panel discussion including Patricia Isasa (Fri March 23 at 4:30 in Studio 2, Dillingham.) OPEN to public
2. Presentation of film El Juicio and discussion (FLEFF), March 27 2:35-3:50pm, Hill 58. OPEN to public
EL JUICIO (The Trial) 2011
3. Presentation organized by IC student group PODER. March 27, 7pm Clark Lounge- OPEN to public
(Also possible to attend):
4. Open dialogue with Patricia Isasa (during Politics seminar class on Citizenship and Social Mobilization in Comparative Perspective; please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coming to this dialogue) March 26. 4-6:30pm
Co sponsors: H&S Educational Grant Initiative, Politics, Women's Studies, Latin American Studies, History, Modern Languages, FLEFF.
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