Monday, April 29, 2013

MALAS Co-Sponsors Talk by Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Professor of History in the Chicano/a Latino/a Transnational Studies Field Group at Pitzer College

Please join us today for a talk by Dr. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, professor of history in the Chicano/a Latino/a Transnational Studies field group at Pitzer College. She has been documenting abuses of LGBTTI people in her native country of Honduras since 2006.

The coup d'etat in Honduras in June 2009 brought about state teror and increased repression against everyone in resistance to the coup, and especially to the more vulnerable sectors such as the organized Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Transvestite, and Intersex community. Since the coup, there have been over 200 murders, of those 99 have been LGBTTI individuals. Dr. Portilla will be presenting today on LGBTTI resistance in Post-Coup Honduras. 
Date: TODAY (April 30)
Time: 2pm, reception to follow
Location: AL 101

This event is hosted by: The Center for Latin American Studies, MALAS, the Department of Women's Studies, and Chicana and Chicano Studies.

We hope to see you there!