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CLASA presents activist Karla Lara

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October 15, 2014

University of Detroit Mercy’s James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) welcomes Karla Lara to speak about the challenges occurring in the Latin American country of Honduras. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ford Life Science Building, Room 113 on the McNichols Campus. The night will feature an interactive lecture and concert focusing on the political and social problems in Honduras.

Karla LaraLara is a member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, which participates in the Meso-American Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders. She is also a feminist, singer/artist and member of Artistas en Resistencia (Artists in Resistance).

A native of Honduras, Lara has toured throughout Central and South America, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, performing at the World Social Forum in Senegal in 2011. She is part of the National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras and is involved in political and cultural activity. She helped begin the Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) in Honduras and won the Creative Artist Award given by the U.S.-based Art Corps in 2013.

The evening is sponsored by CLASA and co-sponsored by the Hispanic American Student Association (HASA), University Ministry, and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee.

This event is open to the public with no RSVP required. For more information about this event, contact Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124 or by email at presbegm@udmercy.edu.

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