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Latin American Studies


Sephardic Culture in Mexico

Event Start DateWednesday, April 24, 2013
Serra 215
Event Start Time4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CostCost: Free

The Latin American Studies Program @ USD invites you to attend the following event:

Sephardic Culture in Mexico

Special Guest: Myriam Moscona, author of Tela de Sevoya


In Tela de Sevoya the protagonist travels to Bulgaria in search of her family roots, her history, and Ladino, the familiar language that Sephardic Jews brought with them from medieval Spain. Anecdotes, painful childhood episodes, dreams, poems, and testimonies in Spanish and Ladino are intertwined with the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, the First and Second World Wars, the Shoah, and their stories of migration and exile through Bulgaria, Turkey and Mexico.


Jacobo Sefami
University of California, Irvine
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, School of Humanities

Alejandro Meter
University of San Diego
Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American Studies Program

Moderator: Isaac Artenstein
Producer of "A Day Without a Mexican"
Director of "Tijuana Jews" and the upcoming "City of Palaces"


ContactAlejandro Meter | | (619) 260-7417