Author to Celebrate Women's History Month
Mar 06, 2009
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NANCY JONES, assistant professor, English, Women’s Studies Co-Chair
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA WELCOMES AUTHOR TO CELEBRATE
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Concordia College celebrates Women’s History Month in March with a lecture and reading by Stella Pope Duarte at 7 p.m., Monday, March 16 in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center. Duarte, author of “If I Die In Juárez,” will read from her novel and speak about “The Women of Juárez.”
Just beyond the U.S. border in Ciudad Juárez, sister city of El Paso, Texas, more than 400 young women have been murdered over that past decade. Duarte’s three-year research into the murders prompted her to write a historical novel and commit herself to working for the rights of women who are victims of ruthless murderers, callous laws and globalization.
“If I Die in Juárez” is about three young women, representing the hundreds of murdered women, and focuses on the killings of brown women, many who work in the maquiladoras, the assembly factories that import components tax-free and export the assembled products back to the country of origin — often the United States.
Duarte will also lead workshops with students on writing and social activism. The lecture and reading is free and open to the public.