King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host “Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation that Never Comes,” running from March 7 through May 2.
NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host “Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation that Never Comes,” a panel series organized by Spanish award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Montse Armengou, running from March 7 through May 2.
The series will analyze the effects of violent repression during the almost 40 years (1939-1975) of Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. These conversations will consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors and in the absence of government policies, with the aim of opening means of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants. See below for a complete schedule of sessions.
All will be held at NYU KJCC, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.) and are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. ~ Panel 1: Sites of Memory and Voices of the Past: Why Visit Them, Why Listen to Them
*Jordi Guixé | Founder director of the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona ~With the support of Institut Ramon Llull.~
*Luis Martín Cabrera | Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project. University of California, San Diego
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. ~ Panel 2
a) The UN Reproves Spain: Unrepaired Victims after 40 Years of Democracy
*Pablo de Greiff | United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of non-recurrence. Senior Fellow Adjunct Professor of Law NYU
b) Women among the Forgotten: The Francoist Violence against Women and Children
*Aránzazu Borrachero | Director of Mujer y Memoria, CUNY
*Soledad Luque | President of “Todos los niños robados son también mis niños” and spokeswoman of the Coordinadora Estatal de Apoyo a la Querella Argentina contra Crímenes del Franquismo
Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. ~ Panel 3| Imperfect Transition and Challenge of the Present. Victims of Francoism, Terrorism, and the State
* Vicenç Navarro | Professor of Political and Social Sciences, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and professor of Public Politics in The Johns Hopkins University. Director of the Observatorio Social de España.
*Ludger Mees | Professor of Contemporary History, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. ~ Panel 4
a) Amnesty International Spain: When Crime is at Home
*Esteban Beltran | President of Amnesty International Spain
b) Journalism and Compromise: Denouncing a Past that Persists. From the Valle De Los Caídos [Valley Of The Fallen] to the Rise of the Far-Right
*Jon Lee Anderson | Journalist, The New Yorker
*Miquel Ramos | Journalist, specialist in far-right movements. Directa, La Marea (Spain)
Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.