VANCOUVER, Wash. — East Timorese native Filomena Barros dos Reis will discuss her experiences and the political and social issues facing East Timorese women at a talk “Finding Justice for East Timor” at 7:30 p.m., March 13, in the Washington State University Vancouver lecture hall.
The Indonesian military invaded East Timor in 1975, with support from the United States. During that time, Barros dos Reis led a double life, organizing with the underground resistance while working as a civil servant for the Indonesian regime.
Barros dos Reis makes her appearance at WSU Vancouver as part of a national speaking tour arranged by the East Timor Action Network/United States. The network was established in 1991 to support human rights for East Timor. The WSU Vancouver Diversity Task Force and the Psychology Club are sponsoring the event.
For more information, contact Diversity Faculty Fellow Tahira Probst (360) 546-9746 or email@example.com. More information on the East Timor Action Network is available at www.etan.org .
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205.