Friday, October 28, 2011

Lecture on the Founding of the Inter-American Commission of Women!

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American Studies Center Present:

The Founding of the Inter-American Commission of Women: Havana, February 1928

Monday October 31
3:30pm to 5:30pm
FSK 2120 Merrill Room

Dr. Marysa Navarro and Dr. Ana Lau Jaiven will be giving a lecture on the founding of the Inter-American Commission of Women. Established in 1928, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was the first inter-governmental agency established to ensure the recognition of women’s human rights. CIM is currently made up of thirty-three principal delegates, one for each member state, and has become the principal forum for debating and formulating policy on women's rights in the Americas and gender equality. The lecture will talk about both the founding of the organization and it’s relevancy to ongoing issues of women’s inequality.

Marysa Navarro is the Charles Collis Professor of History Emerita, Dartmouth College and Resident Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. Dr. Navarro specializes in Women’s History and Argentine History.

Ana Lau Jaiven is a Research Professor, Department of Politics and Culture, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco. Dr. Jaiven specializes in Gender Theory and Women’s History in the 19th and 20thcenturies.