Activities Space of the Grandmothers
November 12, 2010 · The New School NY
Enriqueta Estela Barnes de Carlotto, president of the Asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, was at The New School discussing "Memory, Truth and Justice: Abduction of children for political reasons during the dictatorship in Argentina · tracing and reunification".
The Asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo was established in 1977 in response to the involuntary disappearance of hundreds of children after the military coup in Argentina in 1976, who were kidnapped with their parents or born in clandestine detention centers for young pregnant women. Ms. Barnes de Carlotto joined the Association in 1978 in his quest to locate his daughter, Laura Estela, who disappeared in 1977 and his grandson, who was born in prison in 1978. Since then, Ms. Barnes de Carlotto and the Association have made an effort to locate missing and abducted children to return to their family. They have also contributed to demand the punishment of the guilty and defend children's rights both nationally and internationally.
After the success of her humanitarian work, Ms. Barnes de Carlotto represents the admirable actions and efforts of the grandmothers of over 400 abducted children, whose fate remains unknown. Her leadership has contributed to the international reputation of the Association of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo as a defender of human rights of children. Ms. Barnes de Carlotto is also the President of the Argentine Committee for Monitoring and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and has written extensively on the subject of children "disappeared" in Argentina.
A tireless struggle for the right to identity. Conversation with Rosinblit Rosa, vice president of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo
September 24, 2010, The New School, New York
A woman of admirable strength and vitality, grandmother Rosa Rosinblit shared, with a small group of guests at The New School, the history of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo. This civic organization began 33 years ago to search for the disappeared which came after the 1976 coup and subsequent military government in the Republic of Argentina. The repressive dictatorship would become, in Rosa’s words, "state terrorism" and it would leave more than 30,000 people disappeared, including pregnant women and children.
April 11th, 2008 · The New School · New York
Upon the 30th anniversary of the Association of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, representatives of the organization visited The New School in New York for a photographic exhibition which reviewed these years of tireless work, April 11th 2008. Present at the exhibition were the President of the Association, Estela de Carlotto, the Vice President, Rosa Rosinblit, and a grandchild, Leonardo Fossati, who, through the work of the Grandmothers recovered this identity in 2005. The exhibition was introduced by the Argentine Consul in New York, Alejandro Bertolo.
The exhibition, "Memoria Gráfica de Plaza de Mayo Grandmothers - 30 years," includes informational posters explaining the work of Grandmothers since its inception in 1977, the organization’s achievements, the identification of recovered grandchildren, and their permanent campaign for full respect for human rights and the right to identity, as well as their remaining challenges.
May 20, 2005 · The Masison Square Garden · New York
The honor was received by the President of the Association, Estela de Carlotto, and Vice President, Rosa Rosinblit, at a ceremony held in the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 20, 2005. With this honor, The New School recognized the Association of the Grandmothers for its contribution to human rights and its work in research to recover their grandchildren who were born in captivity and kidnapped during the military dictatorship, which took place in Argentina between 1976 and 1983.
This award, the University in Exile award, was established in 1998 by The New School and is given to outstanding figures who fight for freedom, human rights, and democracy.
The event, attended by several thousand people, was led by the then President of the university, Bob Kerry, and featured a keynote address by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Stephen G. Breyer, who was also given an honorary doctorate degree in this same ceremony.
At this event, the 69th Commencement, honorary degrees were also presented to artist Jenny Holzer, historian David Levering, writer August Wilson and sociologist Manuel Castells. At this 2005 Commencement, 2,463 students graduated from the various schools of The New School.