Maria Luisa Rosal and Devora Gonzalez from SOA Watch reflect on their experiences with the organization and how they relate to the historical SOA Watch as presented in the exhibition School of the Americas Watch: Documents from Interference Archive.
Tuesday, September 18, 4:10 PM
Buchwald-Wright Gallery, Gund Gallery
Maria Luisa has been an organizer within the SOA Watch staff collective since 2013. She earned her BA in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, and earned her Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A political refugee in the US, Maria Luisa and her family fled Guatemala during the height of the armed conflict after the 1983 disappearance of her father.
Dévora González was born and raised in Los Angeles to migrant parents that found refuge in the city. Being raised in a Central American community, the political and historical knowledge she gathered stemmed from oral history and narratives of migration from her family, friends, and community. The gaps in her understanding led her to California State University, Northridge where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Central American Studies and Psychology and felt empowered to create positive change in her community.
Sponsored by Jennifer Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology, and the Gund Gallery.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.