¡Las Sandinistas! Film screening and talk

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University of Regina - College Avenue Campus, Room 112

2155 College Avenue

Regina, SK S4P 4V5

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¡Las Sandinistas! Film screening and talk

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Kindly co-sponsored by The Faculty of Social Work at University of Regina.

College Avenue Campus, University of Regina,

2155 College Avenue

Room 112, College Building

Time: Doors at 6:30 pm Film at 7:00 pm

Free event. Donations welcome at the door.

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In 1979 the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew Nicaragua’s brutal dictator Anastasio Somoza. It was a historic moment that held promise for a new and just society. The documentary, Las Sandinistas! tells us the untold story of women’s essential role in the movement for political and social change in Nicaragua. The film chronicles a watershed moment in history when thousands of Nicaraguan women transformed society’s definition of womanhood and leadership before being marginalized by their male peers after the war ended. Now, almost 40 years later, amidst staggering levels of gender violence in Nicaragua, these same women brave the streets once again to demand equality and democracy.

After the film, we will have a discussion with Lori Hanson about the current crisis in Nicaragua.

More information here: ¡Las Sandinistas! Film screening and talk

or email info@saskcic.org

About Lori Hanson

Lori Hanson has worked in solidarity with fair trade, feminist, anti-mining, and student movements in Nicaragua for over 35 years. Her last visit to Northern Nicaragua was in May, 2018 days before the Mother’s Day massacre. Since then she has been working with Nicaraguan student leaders living in exile in Costa Rica and connects regularly with friends and colleagues who continue to experience ongoing political repression. Lori works as a professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan.

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