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Know South America: Argentina 1950-1980: From Evita to Los Desaparecidos


Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  9/11/2011

Robin Martinez Join COCC Professor Robin Martinez at the Sisters and Downtown Bend Public Libraries for a look at Argentina from 1950 -1980. Martinez will be at the Sisters Library on Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 pm and at the Downtown Bend Library on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 pm. The presentations are free and open to the public and are part of the Know South America! series of programs at the library.

It’s almost impossible to discuss the recent history of Argentina without a mention of Eva Perón and the time period when Argentine citizens were being kidnapped, tortured, and in some cases, murdered. Martinez will examine the years between 1950 and 1980, and explore the connection between these elements in Argentina’s history.

Martinez has taught at COCC for the past seven years as an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Humanities Department and instructor of Latin American History in the Social Sciences Department. She spent time in México as a teenager studying Spanish, Latin American history and culture, and the history of México while living in Guadalajara. Martinez earned her BA and MA in Spanish at Colorado State University, where she also completed a Certification in Latin American Studies program. She has been working with students in a COCC Community Learning Program located in Buenos Aires, Argentina for several weeks during the summer while they participate in language courses, field trips, and a homestay with an Argentine family. She also hosts a weekly conversation table for advanced students of Spanish, a monthly book club featuring books on Latin America and Spain, and on occasion teaches Mexican, Spanish and Argentine cooking in her home.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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