LITTLE ROCK, AR – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR has a fantastic month of celebration to commemorate the National Hispanic Heritage Month. The highlight is the lecture of Barbara Martinez Jitner, “Femicide at Our U.S. Border: To Bea Woman in Juarez is a Death Sentence” Thursday, September 27 at the Donaghey Student Center A & B • 6:00 pm
Martinez Jitner is the director of a powerful expose documentary short film – “LA FRONTERA” (run time, 15 minutes), which is the foundation for a major motion picture entitled BORDERTOWN scheduled for an October 2007 national release.
As for the movie BORDERTOWN, it will star Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, and Martin Sheen. Gregory Nava with Barbara Martinez directs it Jitner serving as the Executive Producer.
Book Discussion: The Daughters of Juarez
by T. Rodriguez et al
September 24 • Stabler Hall 202 • 12:30 pm
September 26 • Stabler Hall 302 • 12:30 pm
Despite the fact that Juarez is a Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, most Americans are unaware that for more than twelve years this city has been the center of an epidemic of horrific crimes against women and girls, consisting of kidnappings, rape, mutilation, and murder, with most of the victims conforming to a specific profile: young, slender, and poor, fueling the premise that the murders are not random.
Discussion Leader: Professor Karina Carballo,
UALR Spanish Department
Lecture: Barbara Martinez Jitner
Thursday, September 27, Donaghey Student Center A & B • 6:00 pm. “Femicide at Our U.S. Border: To Bea Woman in Juarez is a Death Sentence”
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