CERLAC presents Michael Baptista Lecture, March 10

CERLAC posterThe Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean (CERLAC) will present its 2016 Michael Baptista Lecture on March 10, from 6 to 9pm in Nancy’s Auditorium, YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm St.

The event will be a panel discussion on the use of archives of the violent past in struggles to make a better future in Central America. It is titled “Beyond Memory: Traces of the Past in Struggles for the Future”.

Participating in the panel are:

• Gustavo Meoño, coordinator of the Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional in Guatemala
• Carlos Henríquez Consalvi, director of the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (MUPI) in El Salvador
• Diana Carolina Sierra, a Museum of the Word and Image/Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (MUPI) collaborator and PhD candidate in History and Latin American Studies at the University of Michigan

The discussion will be followed by a reception, with refreshments provided by El Maizal.

For more on the Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional in Guatemala, visit this Facebook page.

For more on MUPI, visit this Facebook page. The MUPI exhibition “1932” will be shown during the week of March 14 to 19 at Casa Maíz.

The event is co-sponsored by Casa Maíz, LACAP, and Common Frontiers. More information can be found here.