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Author, activist lectures on human rights in Argentina

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—Human rights cases currently on trial in Argentina is the topic of a lecture by a noted author, scholar and activist Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College.

The talk will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 that evening.

Nora Strejilevich, who has written extensively on the forms of resistance to totalitarian regimes, will give a lecture entitled Writing Against Political Violence and Trauma.

She is the author of the award-winning A Single Numberless Death, a fictional memoir about her kidnap, torture and survival during the 1970s at the hands of the military junta that held power in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, and The Art of Not Forgetting, which explores the themes of exile, identity, violence and survival. She lectures around the world about bringing an end to human torture.

The event is sponsored by the Charlotte Moran Visiting Scholar Fund and Hood's dean of students' office.

For more information, contact Grisleda Zuffi, professor of foreign languages and literatures, at gzuffi@hood.edu.