Political Action Through Art with Karla Lara

Karla Lara singing

Honduran feminist activist Karla Lara will perform and discuss three decades of political struggle through music and theater on October 16 at 4 p.m. in the International Relations Briefing Room, HSS 362. She is part of "an extensive artistic movement that creates songs that express the identity, history and rhythms of a better Honduras that they are building together," according to her website.

A member of the renowned Central American revolutionary musical group "Cutumay Camones," she has been singing since she was a student at the Honduran Autonomous National University in 1985. For the past five years, she has been touring extensively to call attention to the repercussions of the 2009 coup that ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya. Those effects include the increased violence that has driven an increasing number of  Honduran children to make the dangerous journey across Mexico to the United States, where many are now held in border detention centers.