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Gender Violence in Mexico
May 20, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Namaste Lounge, College 9
On Friday, May 20th, contributors to the book Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas, will be speaking about their research and activism in the campaign to end feminicide in Mexico and on the borderlands. The speakers will also address the human rights crisis in Mexico, violence targeting human rights activists, and the social movement for peace and an end to violence in Mexico.
Speakers: Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba (University of Texas at Austin), Eva Arce (Ciudad Juárez), Alma Gómez (Centro de Derechos Humanos, Chihuahua City), and Cynthia Bejarano (New Mexico State University).
TIME & PLACE: 12-2 PM @ Namaste Lounge, College 9
On Thursday evening, May 19th, there will be a screening: La Carta: Sagrario nunca has muerto para mí (English sub-titles) directed by Rafael Bonilla. The film documents the life of Paula Bonilla Flores and her struggle for justice on behalf of her daughter and other murdered and disappeared women.
Q&A with Paula Flores (director of Fundación María Sagrario and mother of feminicide victim, María Sagrario González from Ciudad Juárez); and Hector Domínguez-Ruvalcaba (University of Texas, Austin).
TIME & PLACE: 7-9 PM @ Merrill College Cultural Center
Please note that ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE BOOK, Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas, go to select organizations listed in www.stopterrorizingwomen.com
Sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies, El Centro (Chicano/Latino Resource Center), Chicano/Latino Research Center, and the Women’s Center.