Join us for a timely feminist teach-in about the current situation in Nicaragua and a vigil in solidarity with the families of victims of state violence, survivors, and current political prisoners.
In 2018, a popular uprising took place in Nicaragua that coalesced around the demand for justice for victims of state violence. In response to mass protests, the Nicaraguan government engaged in mass killings, illegal detentions, torture, dissapearances and other crimes against the civilian population. To this day, the country is living under an undeclared state of exception, and the régime continues to persecute social justice activists, feminist organizers, academics, journalists, labor organizers, afro-indigenous leaders, among others. More than ten percent of the country’s population has left since 2018, with hundreds of thousands seeking asylum in the United States. This teach-in gathers Nicaraguan feminist scholars and activists to discuss the feminist responses to the 2018 uprising and their current organizing efforts.
Emilia Yang, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. She serves as the Director of “AMA y No Olvida, Memory Museum Against Impunity” that explores participatory forms of art and design for remembering and demanding justice for the victims of state violence in her home country Nicaragua.
Luciana Chamorro, Nicaraguan feminist, Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology at U‑M.
Yulu: Social Worker, Researcher, Educator and decolonial and anti-racist feminist. She is part of spaces such as Sentipensantes Insurgencies and the Grupo Latinoamericano de Estudio, Formación y Acción Feminista (GLEFAS).
Tamara Dávila: Nicaraguan feminist, psychologist, human rights defender, political activist, and former political prisoner. Currently a Social Justice Fellow at the Arcus Center for Social Justice at Kalamazoo College.
Enrieth Martínez Palacios is a feminist activist born in León, Nicaragua. She has collaborated with student organizations, families directly affected by recent state repression, and women’s organizations in Nicaragua. She is a PhD student in History and Women and Gender Studies at U‑M.
This event is organized by the Central American Working Group and sponsored by the U‑M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS).