Al calor de sus luchas. A two day symposium.
In post-dictatorship Argentina Chile and Uruguay, memory is a battle field of crucial significance. Each society is still under the post-traumatic effects of the violation of human rights by the State Terrorism of the seventies. “Cultures and Politics of Memory and Human Rights in Post-dictatorship Southern Cone. Al calor de sus luchas” is a symposium dedicated to examine in the Southern Cone the dynamics and tensions between official politics of memory and the ways in which the civil societies and human rights organizations are shaping memory as a counterbalance to impunity, marginalization and oblivion.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Lenart Auditorium- Fowler Museum A103 B
5:30 pm -
Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Adriana J. Bergero (UCLA Spanish and Portuguese) and Manuel Cuellar (UCLA USPA/Undergraduate Student Association)
Screening of Cautiva (Argentina, Gastón Biraben) (2005, 115 minutes)
Presented by Film Director Gastón Biraben and joined by Juan Martín Aiub Ronco, member of HIJOS (Children of the Disappear. For Justice and Against Oblivion).
Thursday, May 22, 2008
3:00 pm - Screening of Por esos ojos (Uruguay, Gonzalo Arijon y Virginia Martinez) (1997, Documentary, 61 minutes).
4: 00 pm - Coffee Break
4: 10 pm - Welcoming Remarks: Prof. John Dagenais and Prof. Adriana J, Bergero
(UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese).
4: 20 pm
Presentation of the Joan Nelson Lingberg' s Recordatorios (Scrolls) of the Disappeared.
Jorge Lapsenso, Consul General of the Argentine Republic and Fernando Brun, Deputy Consul and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic.
4:30 pm. Introduction of Speakers by Prof. Verónica Cortínez (UCLA Spanish and Portuguese), Prof. Máximo Langer (UCLA School of International Law/Latin American Institute) and Rossana Pérez (El Rescate, Clínica Oscar Romero, Human Rights Activist)
Hernán Vidal. Professor, University of Minnesota
"Human Rights Issues and Memories During Governments of Redemocratization: The Case of Chile (1990-2008)".
Alicia Kozameh, writer and former political prisoner
“Escritura, militancia, experiencia y memoria”.
Juan Martín Aiub Ronco, Human Rights Activist
“HIJOS: Nacimos en su lucha. Viven en la nuestra (No olvidamos, no perdonamos, no nos reconciliamos)”.
Round Table with participants joined by Graciela Huinao, poet and Mapuche Human Rights Activist and film maker Gastón Biraben.
Cost: Free and open to the public
A two day symposium
Tel: (310) 825-4571
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Spanish and Portuguese, USPA/Undergraduate Student Association, the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic/Direccin General de Asuntos Culturales, EATIP (Argentine Team of Psychosocial Work and Research).
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