Latin American Studies

Doubly Undocumented

Unlocking the rights of Mexicans who do not legally exist
Karen Mercado, founder/executive director of the BE Foundation (Derecho a la Identidad), speaks on social movements that find pragmatic solutions for concrete problems. The BE Foundation helps the millions of Mexicans without birth certificates gain access to personhood both in Mexico and the United States.
6 p.m. Oct. 27
HUM 281 (IR Briefing Room)
Sponsors: History Department, Latin American Studies

"Blood Rising": Murder in a Mexican Border City

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."

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.