W&M Students in La Plata Feature in Local News

W&M students and the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria in Tandil, Argentina

W&M students and the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria in Tandil, Argentina

Year after year, several W&M students decide to spend a semester abroad with our program in La Plata, Argentina. The program’s articulation around the interdisciplinary study of human rights is, perhaps, one of the reasons why it attracts  students in Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, and several other fields.  During their semester abroad, W&M Students have the rare opportunity to intern with the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria in opportunities related to its work on the legacies of dictatorship and recent political history of “the disappeared.” Moreover, W&M students participate in extra-curricular activities related to the Comisión‘s work.

Recently, the Tandil-based newspaper El Eco Digital highlighted the experience of our students as they explored areas used as clandestine detention centers during the last military regime, and sites of memory. The article includes commentaries from W&M’s Emily Stevens, Alex Guzmán, and Katlyn Toylle.

The full article, in Spanish, can be found here.

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