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Human rights activist to speak at New Mexico State University

Human rights activist and writer Marjorie Agosin will give a lecture, "Recovering the Familiar," at New Mexico State University from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the university's Corbett Center Auditorium.



Human rights activist and writer Marjorie Agosin will give a lecture, "Recovering the Familiar," at New Mexico State University from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the university's Corbett Center Auditorium.

Agosin, a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College, has written almost 20 books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and essays.

She lived in Santiago, Chile, until she was 16, then came to the United States to escape the military coup that overthrew the socialist government of Salvador Allende. She has won numerous awards for her human rights work, including the Good Neighbor Award, given by the Association of Christians and Jews, in 1988, and the United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights, in 1998.

Agosin's poetry earned her the Letras de Oro Award and the Latino Literary prize, both in 1995.

The lecture is sponsored by the Instituto de Estudios Chicanos, the English department, the department of languages and linguistics and the Chicano Programs office. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Ricardo Aguilar, professor of languages and linguistics, at (505) 646-2403.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/agosin_marjorie.jpg.
CUTLINE: Human rights activist and writer Marjorie Agosin will give a lecture, "Recovering the Familiar," at New Mexico State University from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the university's Corbett Center Auditorium.

Erin Waldron
March 12, 2002