Human Rights Legends Madres de la Plaza
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
at 7:00 PM
Tomson Hall 280,
Kris Thalhammer


Renowned advocates for human rights since the 1970s, this Argentine group of women has continued to use nonviolent collective action first to help bring down an authoritarian regime, then to push for punishment of perpetrators who kidnapped, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of civilians. Overcoming obstacles that have delayed justice for decades, their recent successes send a strong signal to all those engaged in state-sanctioned torture and murder that international human rights norms and laws are stronger than ever before. Carmen Aguiar de LaPaco and Maria Adela Antokoletz of Madres de Plaza de Mayo-Linea Fundadora will speak about their ongoing struggle, highlighting recent successes.

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