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2016 International Conference Panel: Memory, Politics and Cultural Resistance

Language: English

Chair/Moderadora: Marjorie Becker, History and English, USC

  • Ricardo Falla, AnthropologySanta María Chiquimula, Guatemala

    “Enfoques del genocidio y la resistencia, una experiencia personal”
    (“Perspectives on Genocide and Resistance: A Personal Experience”)
  • Emilio del Valle Escalante, Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    “Maya Responses to Genocide in Guatemala: The Poetics of Survival in Sabino Esteban Francisco’s ‘Gemido de huellas’”
    (“Respuestas Mayas al genocidio en Guatemala: Poéticas de la sobreviviencia en  ‘Gemido de huellas’ de Sabino Esteban Francisco”)
  • Betsabe A. Martínez Manzanero, Antropología Social, El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico

    “Memoria y resistencia cultural entre los Mayas guatemaltecos del sur de México”
    (“Memory and Cultural Resistance among Guatemalan Mayans in Southern Mexico”)
  • April 16, 2012: Dr. Yehuda Bauer, one of the foremost authorities on the subject of the Holocaust, made an exclusive trip to Los Angeles to give the Institute's inaugural Yom Hashoah lecture. Bauer, who is the Institute's scholar-in-residence, discussed the roots of genocide and realistic approaches to overcoming it.

  • April 19, 2012: For the Institute's Yom HaShoah Commemoration Event on Thursday, April 19, 2012, Father Patrick Desbois, a Catholic priest and author of The Holocaust by Bullets, gave a keynote address discussing his field research on identifying sites of mass executions in Ukraine. Students, community members, faculty, and staff gathered for a moving evening, which also included readings by USC students, live music, a candle lighting, and prayer.

  • September 10, 2010: the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a panel discussion that addressed the role of testimony in the process of national mourning, transitional justice, and memorialization.