“we Overcame Torture”
Date(s) - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center
Lessons from the fight against sexual violence and State repression in Mexico
Join us for a conversation with Italia Méndez of the Campaign against Political Repression and Sexual Torture presented by the Mexico Solidarity Network. Among other things, Italia is a survivor of the systematic sexual torture committed by Mexican police in the town of Atenco in 2006. By being a fighter for social justice, an educator, and a source of hope, she has been able to overcome this crime and create tools for resisting the repressive strategies of the State and repairing the social fabric.
Poster: “we Overcame Torture” [PDF]
If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.
Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Honors College, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and Women's Leadership and Resource Center
UIC Latino Cultural Center