Edgewood College and UW-Madison Distinguished Lecture Series “Honduran Feminist Resistance: Melissa Cardoza & Karla Lara”

Edgewood College Sonderegger Science Center,
1000 Edgewood College Dr.,
Madison.

Madison, Wis. (April 20, 2017) – Edgewood College invites Greater Madison to the Center for Multicultural Education Distinguished Lecture Series “Honduran Feminist Resistance: Author Melissa Cardoza and Singer Karla Lara.”

This unique opportunity is scheduled for 2:00-3:30 pm, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in the Sonderegger Science Center. Tickets are not required, and the public is welcome.

Melissa Cardoza’s book, 13 Colors of Honduran Resistance, poetically relates some of the most compelling moments she has witnessed amidst the brutal repression and struggle that characterizes Honduras today.

Cardoza is touring with jazz/folk/protest singer Karla Lara, who appears in one of the book’s stories and has been an icon and sharp voice for the resistance. Both of the women were close friends of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous leader and organizer of COPINH, who was a victim of assassination. Cardoza’s book and speaking tour are dedicated to Berta.

Cardoza and Lara will be accompanied by Liz Moldan and Elise Roberts from Witness for Peace-Midwest, based in Minneapolis, a grassroots organization that promotes peace, justice and sustainable economies to the Americas and advocates for U.S. policy changes to eradicate oppression and poverty.

This event is co-sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program at UW-Madison, and the Center for Multicultural Education & Ethnic Studies Program at Edgewood College.

Contact: Ed Taylor, 608-663-2333

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