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Panel discussion on violence in Juarez to be held

New Mexico State University's Women's Studies Program and Economics Department and the Association for Borderlands Studies will hold a panel discussion on the continuing violence against women in Juarez at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the East Ballroom of Corbett Center.

anski, associate professor of economics and director of the Women's Studies Program, said that between 1993 and 2001, the bodies of more than 300 raped and murdered women have been found in Juarez and the surrounding areas. The most recent disappearance occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 10, when a young woman never returned home from the maquiladora, or assembly plant, where she worked.

Speakers at the panel discussion will include Esther Chavez Cano, director of Casa Amiga; Greg Bloom, editor of Frontera NorteSur; Cindy Bejarano, assistant professor of criminal justice at New Mexico State; and Laura Coatl, Juarez artist and poet.

The discussion panel is open to the public. For more information contact the New Mexico State University Women's Studies Program at (505) 646-3448 or Janet Tanski at jtanski@nmsu.edu.