SAVE THE DATE! Restitución de niños: A Conversation with Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo

When: Thursday, September 19 | 2:00-4:00 pm

Where: Joseph P. Healey Library (5th Floor), University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA

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This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston is honored to host a conversation with Estela Barnes de Carlotto and Buscarita Roa, of Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo).

One of Argentina’s most renowned human rights organizations, Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo exposed the systematic abduction of children and falsification of their identities as a tactic of the “Dirty War.” Since the restoration of democracy in Argentina, the Grandmothers have continued to press to bring human rights abusers to justice. Their search has located scores of their missing grandchildren and restored their identities. The Grandmothers’ commitment to identity as a human right has inspired rights organizations throughout Latin America and the world.

Estela Barnes de Carlotto

The Healey Library at UMass Boston is pleased to welcome Estela Barnes de Carlotto, president and a founding member, and Buscarita Roa, assistant treasurer, from Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo to speak about their important work. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.Please RSVP by emailing or by calling 617-287-5944.

Buscarita Roa

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This event is co-sponsored by the Joseph P. Healey Library, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department, the Women’s Studies Department, the Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Anyone requiring disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, should visit before September 10, 2013.

University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston collects materials related to the university’s history, as well as materials that reflect the institution’s urban mission and strong support of community service, notably in collections of records of urban planning, social welfare, social action, alternative movements, community organizations, and local history related to neighboring communities.

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