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When May 11, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
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Memory Walkers: ANFASEP and the Post-conflict Process in Peru

FREE Film Screening presented by Professor Zoila Mendoza (co-producer, co-editor, and creator of the film project, with Heeder Soto), Native American Studies, UC Davis

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Risling Room (3201 Hart Hall) 

Fourteen years after the end of the armed conflict between the Peruvian State and the “Shining Path” Movement, this film documents different scenarios of the post-war situation. Victims, perpetrators, other actors, and the new generation begin to reflect upon the war and to confront their responsibilities and painful memories in a still hostile context. An ex-member of the Shining Path, the son of two members of that movement, and an ex-member of the Army who participated in the disappearance of several indigenous people, explore forgiveness and reconciliation in a context still dominated by fears and silences. Meanwhile, the members of ANFASEP (The National Association of Families of the Kidnapped, Detained and Disappeared, Peru) mostly humble Quechua-speaking mothers, wives and children of those still missing, continue to peacefully pursue the building of a Sanctuary of Memory. This sanctuary is to be built in a place where torture and murder took place and where parts of the bodies of 500 victims have been exhumed. Finally, the film also shows the heartbreaking continuing search for the remains of those disappeared.

 The film project was created by Professor Mendoza and financed by the Fetter Institute. Professor Mendoza is an advisor of the Social Science Council of this Institute.

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Sonia Nazario: "Enrique's Journey"

Public talk with Q & A and book signing by author

May 11, 2015 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this astonishing story puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. Now a beloved classic, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject. Nazario, the most accomplished and well-known journalist writing on this issue today, will give a public talk on her most recent research and reporting on the crisis at this event.

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The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is an interdisciplinary group bringing together faculty and graduate students that focus on the study of transnational processes in the American Hemisphere.

Our Goal includes promoting research to challenge the boundaries of disciplinary specialization and culture area studies, exploring the connections throughout the social, cultural, and economic landscape of the Western Hemisphere from an array of perspective and redirecting and redefining the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint.

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Phone: 530-752-3046
Fax: 530-752-5655 

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