Presenter Information

Amber Ramirez, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 343

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 11:00 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

Since the 1990s, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico border city with El Paso, TX has 'acquired fame from the horrors of sexualized killings of women mainstreamed in media and popular culture'. Women and young girls in Cd. Juarez disappear during day and night while they are on their way to work, home or school. After days, weeks and sometimes years, these same women and young girls are found dead, burned, mutilated, raped, physically and mentally tortured in desert, streets, and outskirts of Cd. Juarez; however, the whereabouts of many others are still unknown. Although the government in Cd. Juarez claims that they have been putting forth their greatest resources to protect their female citizens and combat this unjust wave of violence, the prolonged existing violence towards women, the unresolved murders (feminicidios) and disappeared women, the destruction and misuse of evidence, and the erroneous identifications of the bodies point to the governments impunity and inefficient intervention to analyze and gather sufficient evidence to find the perpetrators. Through the analysis of visual representations of the disappeared women and the feminicidiosposters of missing women, symbolic pink and black crosses and governmental campaign ads against violence, poetry that resists the ongoing violence and expresses the immense pain as well as testimonies of victims families and community activists who have been oppressed and degraded but proved resilient, I will explore the (in)visibility of the deaths and disappearances of women and girls in Cd. Juarez. The analysis of images, poems and testimonies will visually, poetically and culturally visibilize and humanize the relegated feminicidios, disappearances and victims voices who have (in)directly been silenced by the impunity of this crime.

Faculty Sponsor

Betty Sasaki

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Spanish Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

196

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 11:00 AM

Feminicidios en Cd. Juárez--Sombras del evanescente olvido; luces de lucha, fuerza y resistencia: Un análisis visual, poético y testimonial de la (in) visibilidad de las muertes y desapariciones de las mujeres y niñas en Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua

Diamond 343

Since the 1990s, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico border city with El Paso, TX has 'acquired fame from the horrors of sexualized killings of women mainstreamed in media and popular culture'. Women and young girls in Cd. Juarez disappear during day and night while they are on their way to work, home or school. After days, weeks and sometimes years, these same women and young girls are found dead, burned, mutilated, raped, physically and mentally tortured in desert, streets, and outskirts of Cd. Juarez; however, the whereabouts of many others are still unknown. Although the government in Cd. Juarez claims that they have been putting forth their greatest resources to protect their female citizens and combat this unjust wave of violence, the prolonged existing violence towards women, the unresolved murders (feminicidios) and disappeared women, the destruction and misuse of evidence, and the erroneous identifications of the bodies point to the governments impunity and inefficient intervention to analyze and gather sufficient evidence to find the perpetrators. Through the analysis of visual representations of the disappeared women and the feminicidiosposters of missing women, symbolic pink and black crosses and governmental campaign ads against violence, poetry that resists the ongoing violence and expresses the immense pain as well as testimonies of victims families and community activists who have been oppressed and degraded but proved resilient, I will explore the (in)visibility of the deaths and disappearances of women and girls in Cd. Juarez. The analysis of images, poems and testimonies will visually, poetically and culturally visibilize and humanize the relegated feminicidios, disappearances and victims voices who have (in)directly been silenced by the impunity of this crime.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/46