Finding the Disappeared: The Role of Truth Commissions and Post-Conflict Justice Initiatives in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico
Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Open to the Public
The historical record is marked by voids: elided events; disappeared people; erased accounts; marginalized communities. So is our own era.
The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (CUNY Graduate Center), in association with the School of General Studies and the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Stockton University), and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies (New York University), offers a year-long virtual series, The Marginalized and the Erased, to tackle a number of those blank spots. Please join us for the third of the virtual series. Zoom link provided upon registration.
A stellar panel of scholar/activists will explore the role of truth commissions and other international justice efforts to document, sanction, and establish reparations for 20th and 21st century rights violations in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. Professor and Senior Researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology in Mexico City, Aída Hernández promotes women’s and indigenous people’s human rights in Mexico. An activist researcher, her work with families of missing person focuses on strategies of resistance. Tatiana Devia, a staff attorney for the Transitional Justice Program at (the non-profit) Corporate Accountability Lab, has investigated human rights abuses in Colombia and analyzed the work of Truth Commissions through a gender lens. Ana María Méndez Dardón, Director for Central America Program, Washington Office on Latin America, served as special projects officer to the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). She seeks to strengthen access to justice in Guatemala and has shone a bright light on women illegally detained during the Rios Montt dictatorship.
Chair: Prof. Victoria Sanford
This event is hosted in association with:
Colombian Studies Group, CUNY Graduate Center
CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
The PhD Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
The School of General Studies and the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University
The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University