Nicaragua. Surviving the Legacy of U.S. PolicyNicaragua. Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policyhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/198452Chase Auditorium2012-04-03T16:30:002012-04-03T18:00:00
April 3, 4:30PM–6:00PM
Featuring Pamela Fitzpatrick (Social Justice Activist and Author) and Paul Dix (Social Justice Activist and Photographer)
Photographer Paul Dix worked in Nicaragua with Witness for Peace from 1985 to 1990 documenting the impacts of US foreign policy on the citizens of Nicaragua. In 2002 he and Pam Fitzpatrick began returning to Nicaragua, searching for a particular 100 of those photographed by Paul in the 1980s. This bilingual book focuses on 30 of those individuals. It includes photographs of each from both the 80s and the present, short background information for each person, segments of their testimonies, and in five cases, color drawings made by these individuals as children, depicting their memories of the attacks they survived. The book includes a short overview of the Contra War in general as well as a more in-depth overview of the long history of US involvement in the affairs of Nicaragua. Prologues by Gioconda Belli and Richard Boren and history of US involvement by Mark Lester.
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