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Announcing a Special Dramatic Performance of the Mayan Women’s Theatre Collective La FOMMA


February 13, 2003

Visiting the Valley from Chiapas, Mexico, La FOMMA presents Crecí con el amor de mi madre (I Was Raised with my Mother’s Love) -- an exuberant and defiant celebration of women’s culture and the challenges that face it in indigenous Mexico.

 Since 1994, La FOMMA has helped many local Mayan women to make better lives for themselves through literacy programs and job skills training. As part of its programs, the group uses self-produced theatre to raise awareness of indigenous women’s concerns in Mexico, performing both locally and internationally.

The performance will take place Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Old Main Ballroom on ASU’s Main Campus in Tempe. It will be staged in Spanish, with English-language summaries available, and followed by a question and answer session in English and Spanish. The event is free and open to the public.

The performance is a featured event of the “Ethics When Cultures Clash” Conference being held by the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics on Feb. 27-28 at ASU. Co-sponsors include the Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts, the ASU Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Languages and Literatures, the Department of Anthropology, the School of Justice Studies, Theatre in My Basement/SW Annex, the Mexican Cultural Center, and Scholarly Publishing.

Media Contact:
Tamara Underiner 
480-965-7323
Tamara.Underiner@asu.edu