October Feminist Friday Speaker | Dr. Catherine Cory

“Reflections on Femicide and the Ni Una Mas Movement of Mexico and Central America”

Date & Time:

Friday, October 18, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Admission:

Free and Open to the Public

Location:

Luann Dummer Center for Women

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103

Maps & Directions

Refreshments and a light snack will be provided

Dr. Cathy Cory, Department of Theology and Chair of the History Department, will talk about her recent experience in Mexico and, in particular, what she has learned about the political, economic, religious, and cultural factors that contribute to high rates of femicide in Mexico and Central America. She will share some reflections on Ni Una Mas (Not One More), a populist art/advocacy movement that originated in response to the thousands of women murdered or disappeared in Juarez and northern Mexico. As the killings continue, this movement and others like it are gaining visibility throughout Mexico and Central America. Cathy will also invite a conversation about how we can lend our voices to these now voiceless women and children whose families seek for justice.

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