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ESLABONES: State Terrorism and Resistance in Argentina

A panel discussion on Eslabones, a new volume of stories, poetry, and testimonial texts from the Former Political Prisoners of Crdoba, Argentina.

Friday, March 05, 2010
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Haines Hall 279
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Having been imprisoned between the years 1970 and 1983, former political prisoners have published Eslabones to help reconstruct a new historical memory of the past and educate youth on recent Argentine history. The panelists will reflect upon the present day significance of this volume and its relevance to other political prisoners around the world.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Carole H. Browner, Professor, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Dept. of Anthropology and Dept. of Women's Studies.

Presentations include:

Argentine Prison Writing: Thirty Years in Search of the Collective Voice
Presented by Alicia Partnoy, Associate Professor at Loyola Marymount University

Alicia Partnoy is a survivor from the secret detention camps where about 30,000 people 'disappeared' in her country, Argentina. She is best known as the author of The Little School. Tales of Disappearance and Survival that was published in Argentina in 2006 as La Escuelita. Relatos testimoniales. Her poems, testimonial texts, and scholarship have been widely published in the U.S.A and abroad.

"Chichi Bruja /las bailarinas": a reading from Eslabones and the photography project "Flying away of the mattress"
Presented by Dr. Irene Martinez, Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Irene Martinez is a physician, wellness activist, visual artist and writer. She is clinically based, for almost 25 years, at Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She received her degree in medicine from Cordoba National University, Argentina. Dr. Martinez, a desaparecida and a political prisoner during the “ dirty war”, was adopted by Amnesty International as a Prisoner of Conscience.

 Working with Survivors of Torture
Presented by Ana C. Deutsch, MFT, Co-Founder of the Program for Torture Victims.

Ana C. Deutsch is a Co-Founder and Clinical Director of PTV, the Program for Torture Victims. PTV is dedicated to alleviating the suffering and health consequences of torture through psychological , medical and case management services to victims of state sponsored torture among refugees and asylum seekers in the greater Los Angeles region. In 1978 Ana participated in the first study in the United States on the effects of torture, and since then she has written articles and book chapters and provided training to professionals on the various aspects of the consequences of torture.

Cost : Free and Open to the public

Download file: eslabones.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone

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