Join poet and professor Marjorie Agosin for a presentation and book signing of "Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras," on Friday, Oct. 19 in the University of New Mexico Zimmerman Library, Willard Reading Room from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Arpilleras are art pieces formed by layers of sackcloth or burlap fabric that create multi-dimensional works of protest and resistance.  The series is a result of a collaboration of poets, artists, scholars and curators.

The presentation provides history of the arpillera movement and its ongoing relevance. The lecture is a part of an exhibit by the same name that will open at the National History Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum.

For more information contact the National Hispanic Cultural Center at (505) 246-2261 or visit