The University of New Mexico's Latin American & Iberian Institute and University Libraries present, "Transnational Solidarity with Chile and Popular Culture, 1973-1978" featuring Greenleaf Visiting Scholar Brenda Elsey, Thursday, Sept. 1 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the History Commons room in Mesa Vista Hall on UNM's main campus.  

The presentation examines the solidarity movement through cultural practices including needlework, football, music and beauty pageants that arose from the relationship between exile communities, international organizations and opposition groups in Chile.

Elsey is assistant professor of History at Hofstra University, New York, director of Women's Studies and co-director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Hofstra. She was awarded the Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar travel grant funded by a gift to LAII from Richard E. Greenleaf and provides faculty and graduate students specializing in Latin American Studies the opportunity to work with one of the largest and most complete collections on Latin America in the United States.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit LAII or call (505) 277-2961.