Friday, October 9, 2009

OMSA goes to Pilsen!! Friday, October 16th!

Join OMSA as we head to Pilsen!

As part of Caras de América—Latina/o Heritage Celebration, join OMSA and OLAS as we head to the opening exhibit and reception for “Women of Juárez: Rastros y Crónicas at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. For more information about the exhibit, please visit [].

We will meet at 5710 S. Woodlawn at 4:30pm and take the train together to the Museum.

RSVP to Rosa by October 14th to ensure your spot. There is a limited number of tickets available.

For more information, pleases contact Rosa at
Women of Juárez: Rastros y Crónicas

Since 1993, more then 500 women have been killed in Ciudad Juárez in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. For some time now, Mexican and Mexican American artists have been sensitive to the subject of Women of Juarez and have worked on diverse projects to share their perspective on this disturbing situation. The thought provoking pieces throughout the exhibition serve as a chronicle of the struggles of Mexican women and the grievous deaths in Ciudad Juárez. By generating awareness, the artwork supports the cause of the victims’ families who search for justice and truth. The artists of Rastros y Crónicas compel the viewer to comprehend and sympathize with what thevictims endured and what the living continue to face. In this way, our generation and future generations will not forget or ignore the loss of life in Ciudad Juárez.