Department of Spanish and Portuguese

College of Letters & Science

Lecture by: Bernardita Llanos

Event Subtitle: 
Active Memory: Militancy and Survival in Argentina and Chile
Speaker(s): 
Bernardita Llanos
Location: 
260 Bascom Hall
Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:45pm

Active Memory has been the strategy used by collectives of female survivors of political and sexual violence to denounce the human rights violations committed by the dictatorships of Argentina and Chile.  Organizing to make visible the crimes and to recuperate former torture centers as memory sites, have been two major goals of former women prisoners.

The revision of testimonies, documentaries and literary texts of the last two decades provide an alternative archive that reveals the state of women’s human rights and the reach of the law to penalize sexual torture as a crime against humanity.