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March 9, 2009

Contact Jesús Jambrina at 608-796-3493 or jejambrina@viterbo.edu

VISITING SCHOLAR FROM ECUADOR TO PRESENT “WOMEN VOICES IN THE ANDES, PRESENT AND FUTURE” AT VITERBO MARCH 24

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Visiting Scholar Luz María de la Torre, MD, will present “Women Voices in the Andes, Present and Future” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in room 127 of the Viterbo University D.B. and Marge Reinhart Center.

“Luz María de la Torre represents a new type of intellectual engaged within her field of study at a political level, which means teaching, lecturing, doing research, but also participating in the democratic system to improve the life of people, in particular the poor, which in Latin America most of the time means indigenous communities,” said Jesús Jambrina, coordinator of the Latin American Studies program at Viterbo. “She is one of the new voices from Ecuador and the Andes region to speak on and from within emerging social movements.”

María de la Torre earned her medical degree from the Latin American School of Social Sciences in Ecuador and is currently serving as a visiting professor at the University of California-Los Angeles, where she is conducting research on indigenous immigrants from Mexico and Central America. She has also served as an advisor to the first indigenous woman who became Minister of Foreign Relations in Ecuador and to chair the Council of Indigenous Women of Ecuador.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Viterbo Latin American Studies, World Languages, and Women’s Studies programs, the Viterbo Spanish Club, and the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

María de la Torre will spend Monday, March 23–Friday, March 27 at Viterbo, where she will speak to various groups of students.

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