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 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:

 1.

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

48 min.
"El Juicio" documents the historic 2009 trial when Patricia Isasa, a torture survivor from Argentina and award-winning human rights activist, testifies about her captivity and identifies her captors. The film includes evidence and interviews made during the filming of an earlier documentary in which the torturers felt they had impunity under government-designed amnesty laws. In 2009 Patricia's torturers were found guilty of crimes against humanity and condemned to life in prison.

 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 prodriguez@ithaca.edu 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.

 

Individuals requiring special accommodations are asked to contact prodriguez@ithaca.edu or 607-2745714 as soon as possible.

 

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