March 21 - Witness to a Dirty War: The Tragedy of Argentina 1976-1983
DATE: March 9, 2017
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
Witness to a Dirty War: The Tragedy of Argentina 1976-1983
March 21 - free and open to the public
RAMAPO: La Guerra Sucia de Argentina explores the years 1976-1983, when more than 30,000 students, journalists and intellectuals “disappeared,” as a brutal repressive military dictatorship in Argentina attacked their own citizens in a systematic genocide to silence and destroy political opposition through state-run terrorism. Professor Mara-Lee Bierman will include personal narrative of her experiences during that time as she discusses the background and events when thousands of citizens simply disappeared; some kidnapped off the street in broad daylight and others dragged from their homes under cover of darkness. All were afraid to speak out publicly, and none took responsibility, as thousands were kidnapped, incarcerated, tortured, and killed. This presentation is offered to give voice to the thousands lost and missing but never forgotten.
Tuesday, March 21
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
For more information please contact Lynn Aaron:
Sponsored by Rockland Community College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series provides an opportunity to learn from the life’s work of some of the College’s most experienced and honored faculty. This presentation is by Mara-Lee Bierman, Professor of Spanish, Chair of Foreign Languages, and the recipient of multiple fellowships focusing on issues in Latin America. Bierman’s personal mission is to prepare students to succeed in a diverse international society, through language facility and cultural literacy. She was awarded a prestigious national award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the Two Year College Level by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.