Notice: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Facing History and Ourselves library service has been impacted. The Facing History lending library is currently unable to fulfill orders within the United States. We are still able to fulfill orders in the U.K and Canada. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. We look forward to restoring service as soon as we are safely able to do so.

In the meantime, we have a lot of great digital content and hundreds of streaming educational videos. Please email us at [email protected] if you need recommendations for specific material.

Stitching Truth: Women's Protest Art in Pinochet's Chile (Spanish edition)

PDF
Stitching Truth: Women's Protest Art in Pinochet's Chile (Spanish edition)

Stitching Truth: Women's Protest Art in Pinochet's Chile (Spanish translation) is the story of the sisters, wives, and mothers who made up the women's protest movement in Chile during Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990). It is an incredible story of courage and resistance. Facing what would seem like insurmountable odds, the women challenged silence and terror imposed by Pinochet, his military, and his secret police.

Intended to make the material appropriate for classroom use, this case study includes Connections questions for student reflection, suggested further reading, and primary source documents. This resource was originally published in English

Related Content

Print book,
PDF
Genocide & Mass Violence

Stitching Truth: Women's Protest Art in Pinochet's Chile

This resource explores the courageous stories of the women in Chile who challenged the silence and terror imposed by Pinochet's dictatorship from 1973–1990.

Lesson
Genocide & Mass Violence

Stitching Truth: The Arpilleristas in Pinochet's Chile

By interpreting tapestries woven by Chilean women, students learn about protest, human rights, and civil society.

Video
Justice & Human Rights

The Arpilleras of Chile (with Marjorie Agosin)

Marjorie Agosin discusses women’s artistic response to Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile.

Lesson
Genocide & Mass Violence

Stitching Truth: What is Civil Society?

Students consider what the term civil society means by examining the relationship between government, business, and individuals in Chile.

Search Our Global Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.