Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
Join us for a powerful conversation with Miriam Lewin, Argentine radio and television journalist, as she shares her most recent book Putas y guerrilleras in her talk, “Sexual violence and dictatorship, 30 years later. The end of the taboo.” Miriam is one of the few survivors of the clandestine detention centers in 1970’s Argentina during the “Dirty War.” Specializing in investigative journalism, Miriam has been able to overcome this crime by exploring and reporting on many difficult issues such as sexual abuse and human trafficking.
Miriam Lewin is a journalist based in Buenos Aires who has worked in Argentine printed media, radio and television for over 20 years. She received 7 nominations to the Martin Fierro prize, as best television and radio journalist in Argentina for her investigative journalism. Her book Putas y guerrilleras (Whores and Guerrilla Members) on sexual violence in concentration camps during the military dictatorship in Argentina was published on May 2014.
FREE refreshments and admission
This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, and student organizations Delta Psi Alpha, Delta Xi Phi, Feminists United, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Lambda Theta Phi, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).