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Torture survivor to share experience, introduce “Beneath the Blindfold"


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 on Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6.

Along with telling his own story, Venegas will also show the documentary, “Beneath the Blindfold.” The documentary sheds light on the human rights abuses and torture taking place throughout the world.

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 joined groups like Amnesty International to bring attention to human rights violations.

This presentation is free and open to the public. To find out more on the documentary and Venegas go to
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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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