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Listen to the Voices of Survivors | Alicia Partnoy | TEDxYouth@SanDiego
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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.
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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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. Best
known for The Little School. Tales of Disappearance and Survival,
about that ordeal, Partnoy’ s third poetry collection, Flowering
Fires/Fuegos florales, translated by Gail Wronsky, received the First
Settlement House American Poetry Prize. Poems from her Revenge
of the Apple/Venganza de la manzana rode the metro in New York,
Dallas, and Washington D.C., and are sung by Sweet Honey in the
Rock. Partnoy presides over Proyecto VOS-Voices of Survivors, an
organization that brings survivors of state sponsored or tolerated
violence to lecture at U.S. universities. A former Vice-Chair of
Amnesty International’s Board of Directors, she teaches at Loyola
Marymount University. Alicia is the proud mother of Ruth Irupé
Sanabria, Eva Victoria and Anahi Paz Leiva

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