Karla Lara
Political activist and singer/songwriter Karla Lara.
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UNM's Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) hosts a concert and lecture featuring Karla Lara on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Lara is on the road in support of her "Respect, Dignity and Resistance Tour 2014." The free concert, presented by SOLAS, will be held at the Center for Peace and Justice located at 202 Harvard Dr., NE.

Lara is a political activist, singer/songwriter and women's rights advocate from Honduras. She tells the story of many women with the intention for women to see reflections of themselves through her work. Lara’s music portrays the tension between the harsh realities that women face and the hope and persistence required to fight for human rights.

She began her singing career in 1985 with the Choir of the National Autonomous University of Honduras and with the musical group "Rascaniguas." In 1988, she left Honduras to joined "Cutumay Camones,” a group from El Salvador that was very important in the revolutionary music scene during the war of liberation in El Salvador.

Lara is part of the National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras and has been a prominent voice in the Honduran Resistance Movement that arose in opposition to the 2009 military coup d'état. She returned to Honduras in 2002, but continues to travel the world performing and raising awareness for social justice issues in Honduras and beyond.

For more information, visit SOLAS.