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Chilean torture survivor to share experience with campus


The Illinois College chapter of Amnesty International welcomes Mario Venegas to campus to share his journey of activism in Chile and his current involvement with Amnesty and human rights advocates.

Venegas will talk about “Human Rights & Torture: Political Dissent in Latin America” on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Crispin Hall, Room 220.

Venegas will give his testimony about human rights violations that took place and continue to take place in Latin America. As a political prisoner during the Augusto Pinochet's regime in Chile, Venegas was tortured in several concentration camps across Chile. After he was expelled, Venegas became a human rights activist and joins groups like Amnesty International to bring attention to human rights violations.

This presentation is free and open to the public.
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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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