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Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Feminism, Gender, Mixed Genre, Women's Studies
Tags: Culture, Tradition, Healing
Novelist Ingrid Rojas Contreras comes from a lineage of curanderos—healers who used herbs, dreams, stories, and exorcisms to treat illness and suffering. Women were not allowed into this lineage, until Rojas Contreras’ mother created a space for herself in this male-dominated tradition. Join Rojas Contreras as she presents the keynote on the enforced silence of women, memory, and the power of story in recasting the world around us.