Storytelling, Erasure, and Trauma: Survivor Testimonies of the Argentinean Dictatorship (1976-1983): February 29, 2024

Storytelling, Erasure, and Trauma: Survivor Testimonies of the Argentinean Dictatorship (1976-1983)

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Sankey Chamber, Brock University

POSTER: Storytelling, Erasure, and Trauma

Trigger Warning: Speakers will be sharing personal stories of kidnappings, torture, rape, and other traumatic and possibly triggering experiences.

Note: The event sill be recorded as part of filming a documentary. Please let the research team know if you do not wish to be recorded.

Guest Speakers:

Eduardo Veiga
Eduardo Veiga was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 14th, 1974 while his mother was unlawfully imprisoned at Devoto Penitentiary in Buenos Aires. Eduardo was raised by his maternal grandparents in Goya, Corrientes Province. He immigrated to Canada with his parents who were refugees soon after their release from jail in 1985.

Gustavo De Marinis
Gustavo De Marinis was born in the province of Mendoza, Argentina and currently works as the editor of Diario Uno, where he has been employed for 30 years. He has been a journalist since 1980 and has also worked for various newspapers in Mendoza. He is a member of the Association of Family Members of Detained and Disappeared for Political Reasons and the Mendoza Collective Justice which is dedicated to the coverage of truth trials on human rights in Mendoza.

Olga V Araujo-Mendieta, PhD
She obtained her MA in Latin American History in the University of Amsterdam (1986), her destination after being exiled from Argentina. In 1991 she received a second MA from the University of Toronto, where, in 1997, she went on to successfully defend her doctoral thesis in Latin American Literature. She presently works for the General Council of Education in Misiones, Argentina.

Alba Vega D’Andrea
Her parents were political prisoners during Argentina’s last dictatorship and they were able to leave into exile. This was the context within which Alba entered the world—caught between persecution and clandestinity. She was born in La Paz, Bolivia and lived there until she was 6 years old when her parents returned to Argentina with the return of democracy. She has been living in Mendoza since 1985.

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