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Friday, Oct. 19, 2018@ 7 pm
A Talk by Patricia Perez Valdes, KSC-AIPR Global Fellow
“Honoring the Victims of the Pinochet Years at Chile’s Museum of Memory and Human Rights”
118 Elliot
118 Elliot St., Brattleboro

Free and Open to the Public
Coffee/Tea/Conversation at 7:00 pm,
Talk begins promptly at 7:30
Q&A to follow

Patricia Perez Valdes will address this topic drawing from her years of experience in the Education and Audience Department of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, located in Santiago, Chile. Her talk will focus on the legacy of Chile’s military dictatorship from 1973-1990, the importance of memorialization in the construction of memory as a society, and the challenges faced by the museum since it was inaugurated in January of 2010.


The disappeared

Wall of Disappeared Persons at the Museum

The Museum of Memory and Human Rights seeks to draw attention to human rights violations committed by the Chilean state between 1973 and 1990. Its mission is to allow dignity for victims and their families, stimulate reflection and debate and to promote respect and tolerance in order that these events never happen again.




IMG_6342Patricia Perez Valdes is the KSC-AIPR Global Fellow in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies academic program for the fall semester. This is a program between the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Academic Program  at Keene State College (KSC) and the Auschwitz Institute For Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR). They invite one person that is part the Auschwitz Institute alumni community for an entire semester of sharing with the college community.

Patricia has participated in the Raphael Lemkin Global Seminar: Holocaust And Genocide Prevention. (AIPR), Oświęcim, Poland and in the Raphael Lemkin Latin American network for the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity crimes. In her work for the Museum of Memory and Human Rights Patricia has developed materials and training programs for the mediation program of the education department. She has also designed materials for visits by children, students, foreigners and community groups. While at KSC, Valdes will work on further developing a human rights curriculum for Chile and the museum.

Read an article in the Keene State newspaper explaining Patricia’s program.


WWAC  Videographer  Roland Vollbehr up for Award for Video of China Talk by Jim Freedman

Roland Vollbehr produced a video for Windham World Affairs Council from our event on 11/17/1 entitled : “Jim Freedman – Why China is Rebuilding the Silk Road.” It has become one of BCTV’s top-viewed volunteer videos for the past year and therefore has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award.

Watch Roland’s Video: https://youtu.be/WJSG4wmgj0M

We would like  to share the voting link with the WWAC community and to encourage people to vote before the deadline of 10/23 at 5 PM. The winner receives a cash prize of $100 and will be announced at BCTV’s Producer Awards Party on 10/25 at 6 PM at 118 Elliot.

Here’s a blog post that contains the voting link and the list of nominees: https://www.brattleborotv.org/news/bctv-news/vote-2018-peoples-choice-award.

Here is the voting link to forward to your friends, fans and family:


Note: Deadline to vote is 10/23/18 at 5 PM. Voting is open to anyone.

On Aug. 24 WWAC brought you”El Salvador Beyond the Headlines.”
Were you at the talk, or did you miss it?
Would you like to help the development efforts in El Salvador that we learned about in the talk?
Visit the web site of Companion Community Development Alternatives, a non-profit organization devoted to the mission of cooperating in projects for democratic, community-based social and economic development in Central America. There  you can learn about the developments this organization is sponsoring in El Salvador and you can support them with your donation:
Would you like to learn more about El Salvador?
Here are some links with helpful background information:
A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis
El Salvador Bans Metal Mining

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