Art & Protest- Women Who Fight in Mexico

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

What is the response when ten women are killed every day in Mexico just because of their sex and gender? What organized actions are there to mourn this loss, to protest the forced disappearance of more than 100,000 persons, and resist the ongoing militarization of the country? Mothers, citizens, journalists turned activists—all of them “women who fight” –describe their passionate search for answers in this special session of Art & Protest.
What does it mean to say “We Want Ourselves Alive?” activists from the Frente Amplio de Mujeres que Luchan ask with respect to the history and communal dynamics behind actions such as the Roundabout of Women Who Fight and other artistic/political interventions; archivist Alejandra Moreno explores the relationship between memory and feminism in her work at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) in Mexico City; feminist photojournalist Lizbeth Hernández shows powerful images of her work covering struggles over human rights, LGBTI+, migration, women’s, and regional issues. Join us for a lively dialogue with these women who fight—weaving memory, sowing anti-monuments, recording the struggle—in present-day Mexico. Moderated by Ever Osorio Ruiz, doctoral candidate in American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.
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