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Painting by Liliana Wilson of a girl holding a flower. She wears a white dress, and the background is bright yellow.

Liliana Wilson and María Teresa Pizarro | On 50 Years of the Chilean Dictatorship: Immigration, Cultural Production, and Latina Feminisms

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1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana
Apr 4, 2024   5:00 - 6:30 pm  
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Liliana Wilson and María Teresa Pizarro, two women who left Chile during the Pinochet regime (1973-90) and have since used their experiences with state violence and displacement as the basis for their art and political organizing. 

Liliana Wilson is a Texas-based visual artist whose work has appeared in the seminal women of color anthology, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. A book on her work entitled Ofrenda, edited by Norma Cantú, was also published by Texas A&M Press in 2015. 

María Teresa Pizarro is a Chicago-based Chilean feminist activist. In the 1980s, María Teresa and other Chilean women formed a branch of MEMCh, an organization that was central to the anti-Pinochet feminist movement in Chile, and worked to challenge the regime from abroad. 

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