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Talk of Darkness: Human Rights in Morocco

A public reading and lecture by author and human rights activist Fatna El Bouih

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center, Downstairs Lounge
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Fatna El Bouih was first arrested in Casablanca as an 18-year-old student leader with connections to the Marxist movement. Over the next decade she was rearrested, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and transferred between multiple prisons. While imprisoned, she helped organize a hunger strike, completed her undergraduate degree in sociology, and began work on a Master's degree.

Beginning with the harrowing account of her kidnapping during the heightened political tension of the 1970s, Talk of Darkness tells the true story of one woman's struggle to secure political prisoners' rights and defend herself against an unjust imprisonment.

Fatna El Bouih went on to become a high school teacher after her release from prison and continues to devote herself to human rights. She is one of the founders of the first shelter for battered women in Casablanca and works for released prisoners' reintegration into society and the abolition of the death penalty in Morocco.

 


Cost : Free

AmyBruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455
www.international.ucla.edu/cnes
abruin@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Social Science Research Council

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