The Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston was honored to host a conversation with Estela Barnes de Carlotto and Buscarita Roa, of Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo) on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
One of Argentina’s most renowned human rights organizations, Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo exposed the systematic abduction of children and falsification of their identities as a tactic of the “Dirty War.” Since the restoration of democracy in Argentina, the Grandmothers have continued to press to bring human rights abusers to justice. Their search has located scores of their missing grandchildren and restored their identities. The Grandmothers’ commitment to identity as a human right has inspired rights organizations throughout Latin America and the world.
This event was co-sponsored by the Joseph P. Healey Library, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department, the Women’s Studies Department, the Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston.