The Chilean Arpilleras: A History of Resistance Written on Cloth by Dr. Marjorie Agosín
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Lounge, CSC
Marjorie Agosín is a world renowned poet. Born in Chile, she moved with her family to the United States to escape the military government that overthrew Salvador Allende.
She spent over thirty years interviewing Chilean women who defied the military dictatorship of embroidering their sorrow on scarps of cloth, using needles and thread as one of the boldest means of popular protect and resistance in Latin America. Their patchwork tapestries, or ARPILLERAS, present scenes of everyday life as a memorial to their disappeared relatives. Agosín's most recent works include, I Lived on Butterfly Hill, Poems for Josefina, The Alphabet in My Hands, Women in Disguise, Tapestries of Hope/Threads of Love, and Cartographies.A reception will be held at 5:30 pm at the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, 122 College Avenue, CAC.
Sponsored by: College Avenue Campus Dean and The Philosophy Department in collaboration with The Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, Jewish Studies, and the Center for Latino Arts and Culture.
Interpreting and Translation at the United Nations with Francisco García & Natalia Bondonno
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Language Lab, Rm. 104- CAC
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Sponsored by: The Translation and Interpreting Program, Department of Spanish and Portuguese & The Language Center, Rutgers University