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FSU Professor to Speak About Woman Imprisoned in Peru

Continuing Frostburg State University's celebration of National Hispanic Month, the Latin American Student Organization will sponsor Dr. Paul J. Charney's presentation, "Lori Berenson: Reformer, Revolutionary, Traitor, Journalist???" on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in Lane Center Room 141.

Berenson, a twenty-something woman from Connecticut, is now serving a 20-year sentence in a Peruvian prison after Peruvian courts convicted her of participating in prohibited political activity on behalf of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. She declared her innocence at the time of her arrest in 1995 and has never wavered from that assertion throughout the course of two trials. To this day, she maintains that she was wrongfully convicted. Berenson's case has drawn significant international attention and support.

An FSU professor, Charney specializes in Latin American History. He has traveled widely in Latin America and lectures frequently on related topics.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Charney at (301) 687-4215 or Dr. María-Luisa Sánchez at (301) 687-4104.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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