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Remembrance of a Massacre El Mozote: Finding the Evidence

Posted by johnbutler

SUNY Old Westbury will host a talk, "Remembrance of a Massacre El Mozote: Finding the Evidence" about the “El Mozote Massacre,” which took place when the Salvadoran Army killed more than 800 civilians in El Mozote on December 11, 1981, during the Salvadoran Civil War. The discussion, taking place at 1 p.m. in room 1100 at the New Academic Building, will have two of the individuals that provided evidence about the massacre, Susan Meiselas, acclaimed photo documentarian and Mercedes Doretti, forensic anthropologist for the 1992 United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador. Meiselas was the first photographer on the scene a few weeks after the massacre and Doretti, co-founder of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, exhumed the remains of the dead. It is fitting during Women’s History Month that these two individuals, both MacArthur Awards Fellows who have spent their careers documenting abuses of human rights, will come together to discuss this dark moment in our history.The talk is part of the two day symposium, "Crisis in Central America: Yesterday and Today," taking place at SUNY Old Westbury on March 25 and 26, 2019.

For more information, please contact Thomas DelGiudice at delgiudicet@oldwestbury.edu.