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Grand Rounds Lecture Series: Marjorie Agosin, PhD
Start Date: 10/3/2012Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 10/4/2012End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description
Dr. Marjorie Agosín will give a lecture titled “Women, Gender, and Human Rights: The Plight and Priorities
of Women Affected by Trauma in Chile." Dr. Agosin is a poet, fiction writer, memoirist, anthologist, human rights activist and a professor at Wellesley College. Born in Maryland and raised in Chile, she moved to the United States due to the overthrow of the Chilean government by General Pinochet's military coup. She has won notability for her outspokenness for women's rights in Chile and was honored by the United Nations. Dr. Agosin has
also won many important literary awards. In 2002, the Chilean government awarded her with the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor for Life Achievement. The Pinochet dictatorship left a legacy of bereaved mothers, sisters and wives. These surviving women have come to understand the power of healing from trauma through creative visual expression, sewing murals and writing poetry. Dr. Agosín
will share their stories and her work which reflects her concern for the abuse of human rights and how the power of creativity has been used to address trauma and improve the health and livelihoods of the communities affected. Dr. Agosín earned a B.A. degree at the University of Georgia, and an M.A. at Indiana University. She completed her Ph.D. at Indiana University.
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Name: Kayli Moran
Email: kmoran@drexel.edu
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New College Building, Geary B Auditorium
245 N. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
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