After being silenced for years in secret detention camps, Alicia Partnoy speaks loud and clear about the importance of empowering the voices of survivors. She shares her personal journey and stresses the obligation we all have to strive for justice, and collective peace.
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Alicia Partnoy is a survivor from the secret detention camps where about 30,000 people ‘disappeared’ in Argentina. She came to the US as a refugee, after three years as a political prisoner. A human rights activists and poet, she is best known for The Little School. Tales of Disappearance and Survival. She presides over Proyecto VOS-Voices of Survivors, an organization that brings survivors of state sponsored or tolerated violence to lecture at U.S. universities. She currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University.
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