Women's Studies Lecture: El Agua es Vida, “Water is Life”: Women’s Activism in Lima, Peru
Women’s activism has historically played an important role in the United States in terms of access to a variety of political, economic and social rights. In Latin America, women’s social movements have been foundational in calling attention to human rights abuses and advocating for greater social inclusion. In materially poor neighborhoods across Latin America, women have established survival movements to provide food for their families. Drawing on participant observation and extensive interviews, this talk will examine the role that materially poor women play in gaining access to piped water and sanitation in an urban settlement in Lima, Peru. The experiences they attached to water activism reveal the intersecting ways that their collective action forms part of a larger struggle for dignified lives for themselves and their families. Thus the struggle for access to water and sewage in Latin American cities is directly tied to how women activists engage in global activism for social rights, dignity and inclusion.
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2023 Michael True Memorial Poetry Reading with Henry Walters
Announcing the 2023 Michael True Memorial Poetry Reading with Henry Walters, at Assumption University on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30pm in the Curtis Performance Hall, Tsotsis Family Academic Center, Assumption University. The reading is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Assumption Univer ... Read more
Flute and Piano Performance: Monica Tessitore & Lauren Panfili
The Assumption University Humanarts series presents an evening of chamber music featuring Monica Tessitore, pianist, and Lauren Panfili, flutist on March 9th, 2023 at 7:00pm in the Curtis Performance Hall, Tsotsis building, Assumption University, Worcester, MA . The program will include the works of ... Read more
Inauguration of President Greg Weiner Ph.D.
Assumption University has announced the inauguration ceremony for President Greg Weiner, Ph.D., 17th President of Assumption University, will be held on March 23, 2023 at 3:00pm in the Plourde Recreation Center. Schedule of events: March 23 / 3:00PM - Inauguration Ceremony, Plourde Recreation Cent ... Read more