‘Yuyanapaq: Para Recordar’ Photo Exhibit Hosted by Yale Documents Political Violence in Peru

The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University will host a photo exhibit titled “Yuyanapaq: Para Recordar” (“To Remember,” in Quechua and Spanish, respectively) from October 15 to November 16 at the John Slade Ely House, 51 Trumbull Street.

Exploring political violence in Peru between 1980 and 2000, this exhibit features 40 photographs culled from the exhibition organized by the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2003. An estimated 70,000 people were killed or disappeared during the two decades of turmoil, and many more were raped, injured, or forced to abandon their homes.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the John Slade Ely House, the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, and the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence.

The following events will take place at the John Slade Ely House:

Thursday, October 16, 4 p.m.
Inaugural Lecture: “Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: The Report and Aftermath” by Narda Henriquez, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú.
Reception to follow at the John Slade Ely House.

Thursday, October 30, 4 p.m.
Lecture TBA.

Sunday, November 16, 2–5 p.m.
Closing reception.

Gallery hours at the John Slade Ely House are Wednesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 2–5 p.m. The John Slade Ely House is a non-profit contemporary visual arts center that has served the Greater New Haven area for more than 40 years.

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