“In places where there is massive instability, art is the last hope of preserving a slowly fading way of life.” Found in “Outside the Margins: The Blue Book on The Global Refugee Crisis,” this statement speaks to the work of Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate and Rosalfa Tineo, Peruvian artists and activists at the forefront of the fight for truth, justice and reconciliation in the wake of the 20-year internal armed conflict with the Shining Path that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of Ayacucho, they give testimony to the stories of individuals and communities who endured violence.
The University of New Mexico’s Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) is honored to partner with the International Museum of Folk Art to provide an opportunity for the UNM campus and broader Albuquerque community to meet Garcia, Zarate and Tineo during a discussion titled “Haciendo justicia desde la comunidad” or “Creating justice from within the community.”

This discussion takes place in conjunction with Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru, an exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe (through March 10, 2019). The exhibit explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change.

The “Haciendo justicia desde la comunidad” discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at the Latin American & Iberian Institute on UNM’s main campus. English interpretation will be provided, and parking is available for off-campus guests in the adjacent Yale Parking Structure.

For more information and or questions, contact Keira Philipp-Schnurer at 505-277-2961 or call kphilipp@unm.edu.