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Film showing and auction to benefit families of murdered women in Juarez

The documentary "Senorita Extraviada, Missing Young Women," will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Gerald Thomas Auditorium on the New Mexico State University campus as a benefit for families of murdered women in Juarez.

m by Lourdes Portillo tells the story of over 200 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juarez, Mexico. These murders first came to light in 1993 and young women continue to disappear today.

The filmmaker investigates the circumstances of the murders and the horror, fear and courage of the families whose children have been taken. "Senorita Extraviada" won a Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

The evening will include a discussion and update with activists from both sides of the border and a silent auction. To contribute items for the silent auction, contact Tiffany Berger at (505) 646-4935.

This event is sponsored by New Mexico State University's Women's Studies Program and Center for Latin American and Border Studies and Amigos de las Mujeres de Juarez. Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for others. They are available at Milagro Coffee y Espresso or at the New Mexico State Women's Studies Office. For more information contact Women's Studies at (505) 646-3448.

Sarah Wheeler
April 8, 2002