U of M’s Ana Forcinito to Lecture on Gender Violence in Argentina

Hosted by the Gustavus chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, Forcinito will give a free, public lecture in Confer Hall at 6 p.m. on November 11.
Posted on November 10th, 2016 by

Gustavus Adolphus College will host professor Ana Forcinito, an expert in gender violence in Argentina, for a free, public, lecture on Friday, November 11 at 6 p.m. in Confer Hall 127.

Forcinito is an professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota. As a native Argentine and expert in women’s studies, she has published extensively on women’s issues in Latin America, memory studies, feminist theory, and human rights. She is also affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change and the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota.

The lecture will explore how the pursuit of women’s rights and equal opportunity employment is an ongoing movement. While women in many countries around the world have found empowerment in the workplace, domestic violence against women remains a global issue.

Professor Ana Forcinito

Professor Ana Forcinito

Forcinito has been invited by Sigma Delta Pi, the Gustavus Spanish honor society, to speak on domestic violence against women in Argentina. Ana Adams, associate professor in Spanish and gender, women, and sexuality studies studies at Gustavus, thinks it is valuable for students to learn about sensitive issues such as gender violence. “Gender-based violence is all around us. Violence against women is a global issue. Being educated about it is the first step towards change,” Adams said.

Adams highlights the importance of learning about gender-based violence by exploring the worldwide context of the issue. “Today 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime,” Adams said. “Until these numbers are greatly reduced, such topics need to be discussed and addressed. These are not women’s issues only; everyone with a mother, wife, sister, daughter, girlfriend, etc. needs to be concerned and work towards change.”

To learn more about the Gustavus Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, visit the departmental website.

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