Latin American Studies
For two decades, women who work in the export plants of Ciudad Juarez, have been found murdered. The death count in these "femicides" has risen to nearly 400 now, yet only 2% of the murders have been prosecuted. As the mothers of the murdered women have pressed for justice, they, too, have been threatened. Their decision to place their story in the hands of artist Brian Maguire is told through the film "Blood Rising."
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.