BRIEF: Nicaragua peace and freedom lecture at UNCW on March 26

The University of North Carolina Wilmington will present the “Nicaragua Photo Testimony” photographic documentary work of Oregonians Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick at a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday (March 26) in 100 Morton Hall.

For nearly 20 years, Fitzpatrick and Dix have documented the effects of the U.S.-funded Contra War on the poor of Nicaragua. Their work was overseen by Quaker meetings in Eugene, Ore., and Bozeman, Ore.

Luz Mabel Lumbí Rizo - 1987, age 22 months, in Jinotega. Photo courtesy Paul Dix.

After taking photos in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, Dix and Fitzpatrick returned to re-photograph many of the same people who were affected by the war there.

Their work is documented in a photo book, “Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy” and on their Nicaragua Photo Testimony web site.

The event is co-sponsored by

Luz Mabel - 2003, age 17 years, with daughter, Luz Noelí, in La Unión. Photo by Paul Dix.

UNCW’s Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, the Coastal Carolina United Nations Association – USA, and UNCW Amnesty International.

Details: boomershinea@uncw.edu

-Amanda Greene

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