Survivors’ Testimonies of Imprisonment

Date(s) - Tuesday, October 6, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies

Poster Image for Survivors' Testimonies of Imprisonment

Photograph by Gabriel Montivero, Artistic director: Irene Martínez

Join us for a conversation with María del Carmen Sillato, Irene Martínez, and Juan Miranda as they share the book Traces. Memories of Resistance (Argentina 1974 – 1983), which brings together unpublished works of survivors of State terrorism in Argentina. This poetic and courageous anthology uses the power of memory as another way to heal social wounds and seek justice.

  • María del Carmen Sillato – Editor of Traces. Born in Rosario, Argentina. She has lived in Canada since 1983 where she went into exile after having spent years in prison during the last military dictatorship.
  • Irene MartínezOne of the contributors of Traces. An Argentinian doctor who has lived in Chicago since she left her country as a survivor of imprisonment.
  • Juan Miranda One of the contributors of Traces. He survived an 18 month imprisonment at one of the most notorious clandestine detention centers during the Argentinian Dirty War.

Poster: Survivors’ Testimonies of Imprisonment [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095


UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program; the Institute for the Humanities; the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics; the Women’s Leadership & Resource Center/Campus Advocacy Network; and student organizations Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Peer Health Exchange (PHE), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS)

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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