Panel Discussion on Gender Violence and the Phenomenon of Femicides in the Americas

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Friday, February 18, 2011

12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Room 4003, Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC

Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas, Editors Rosa-Linda Fregoso and Cynthia Bejarano, Duke University Press, 2010.

Gender Violence and the Phenomenon of Femicides in the Americas

Panel Discussion

Noon, Feb. 18, 2011
Room 4003
FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street

Reception to follow

As part of a feminist effort to categorize violence rooted in gender power structures as a violation of human rights, this panel will explore the analytical framework and response to the escalation of violence against women in Latin America during the past two decades.

Speakers include:

Cynthia Bejarano
Department of Criminal Justice
New Mexico State University

Rosa-Linda Fregoso
Latin American & Latino Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Marcela Lagarde
Department of Anthropology
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Hilda Morales Trujillo
Guatemala's Network for Non-Violence Against Women

Deborah Weissman
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill

Sponsored by:

  • UNC School of Law Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic
  • UNC Center for Global Initiatives
  • UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas
  • UNC School of Law
  • Carolina Women's Center
  • UNC School of Law Immigration Law Association
  • UNC School of Law Domestic Violence Advocacy Project
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