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Poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin to give reading Oct. 11

Chilean-Jewish-American poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin will read from At the Threshold of Memory, her most recent collection of poetry and essays, on Monday, October 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Namaste Lounge in College Nine. Presented by the UCSC Women's Studies Department, this event is free and open to the public.

Agosin is a professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Wellesley College, where she has taught for more than 20 years. She has published over a dozen books of poetry, as well as several extraordinary memoirs. Agosin has received numerous literary awards, including the Letras de Oro Prize, the Latina Literature Prize for Poetry, and the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement. She has also earned the Jeanette Rankin Award in Human Rights and the United Nations Leadership Award on Human Rights. Professor Agosin is scheduled to receive the 2004 National Mujer Award from the National Hispana Leadership Institute on October 29 in Florida. For more information and/or disability accommodation, call the Women's Studies Department at (831) 459-4324.

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