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Documenting Memory-Truth-Justice: The Search for Guatemala's Dead and Disappeared & Resisting Violent Development

Documenting Memory-Truth-Justice: The Search for Guatemala's Dead and Disappeared & Resisting Violent Development
40 Willcocks Street, Room 523, New College, Wilson Hall
Time: Feb 10th, 4:00 pm End: Feb 10th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Geography & Planning (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Catherine Nolin (Geography, UNBC)

New College (NEW471H) - Breaking Barriers: Social Justice in Digital Humanities is proud to present:

Documenting Memory-Truth-Justice: The Search for Guatemala's Dead and Disappeared & Resisting Violent Development

Dr. Catherine Nolin (Geography, UNBC)


Invited to speak about the use of digital tools in social justice activism, Dr. Nolin will share her experience in two important social justice projects in Guatemala. The first documents Canadian mining companies' involvement in violence and crimes in local communities. This work brings together undergraduates, graduates, community members, lawyers, a filmmaker, a journalist, and a documentary photographer with the intent of bringing charges of corporate negligence against the company in Canadian courts, the first case of its kind in Canada. In the second project, Dr Nolin works with the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, a documentary photographer, and GIS students to document the search for the disappeared in Guatemala during the armed conflict of the 1980s. This work seeks to spatially represent the military strategy of disappearance and massacres as well as the search for family members.

This event is free and open to all. Because refreshments and snacks will be served we ask that you RSVP  to alexandra.guerson@utoronto.ca. For further information, please contact New College at (416) 978-2460

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