Friday, 21 August 2009

Peru: Open Up Your Umbrella!

I've been asked to publicise a flash mob event taking place in Lima next week to raise awareness of the issue of the disappeared in Peru. When we say 'disappeared', we tend to think of Argentina and the rest of the Southern Cone, and of Central America, particularly Guatemala. But Peru also suffered huge numbers of forced disappearances during its period of violence. This event is also of this interest to this blog as a very contemporary form of public commemoration. Even if you're not in Peru, you can participate virtually by sending a photo to a Flickr group.

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