Event | Lecture

In the Museum of Forgiveness: Culture, Violence and Politics in Mexico

Venue: KJCC Auditorium • 53 Washington Square South

In English

Related: Andrés Bello Chair In Latin American Cultures And Civilizations

Thursday, October 26

6:30 pm

In February 2017, the Mexican State issued a public apology to three ñañú/otomí women who had endured unjust imprisonment since 2006. This formal apology took place in one of the auditoriums of the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology. What resonance does the history of this museum -and its relationship with indigenous peoples- have with this apology? What underlying tension does the museum's scenario reveal between State and citizenship, indigenous peoples and sovereignty, violence and justice?