Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action

Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action

We invite you to attend a talk tonight (10/8) at 6pm in the Art History Auditorium entitled “Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action.” Lucia Diaz, mother of a disappeared son, will be speaking about the organization she has founded, “Colectivo Solecito,” which is a collective of mothers from the Mexican state of Veracruz who search for information regarding their disappeared children. Researcher Matt Hone, PhD will be on hand to discuss the wider context of the…

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This Day in History: November 3, St. Martin de Porres

This Day in History: November 3, St. Martin de Porres

In this LAS Blog series, you’ll learn about important events and people from Latin America’s rich past.  This first entry is a timely one; with the Porres Lecture coming up on Monday, November 6th (7pm, Art History Auditorium), this is a great chance to acquaint yourself with the lecture’s fascinating namesake!  So, here goes… St. Martin de Porres (Peru, b. 1579) died on this day in 1639.  Porres’s origins are murky and clouded by centuries of hagiography, but most scholars…

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Upcoming LAS events at UD

Upcoming LAS events at UD

¡Hola! We’d like to you be aware of some events coming up that should be of interest.   Monday, October 30th at 4pm in Anselm 230. Mate Monday. Come, join us for some mate and traditional sweet breads (including pan de muerto and other snacks) as we have a discussion about racism in Latin America. Drs. Pezzia, Petersen, Muñoz Solano, and Espericueta will be talking about Latin America’s history and present and the complexity of race and ethnicity in Latin…

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