Jitner will talk at 7 p.m. at the World Theater. The event is free. Reservations and more information is available at csumb.edu/speakers.
Jitner's topic, “Femicide at our Border: To be a Woman in Juarez is a Death Sentence,” will examine reports of more than 400 women who have been found raped, mutilated and murdered in the border town.
The film “Bordertown,” starring Jennifer Lopez, addressed the issue. Jitner was a producer on the film.
Full press release can be read after the jump.
The lecture will give a personal look at the crippling poverty and gender discrimination that has made NAFTA’s “expendable workforce” into expendable human beings.
Martinez Jitner is the first Latina to be nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy, honors she earned for her work on “American Family,” the first Latino drama on prime time network television.
She is currently adapting Victor Villasenor’s bestselling book, “Rain of Gold,” for an HBO miniseries.
The public is invited to a free showing of "Bordertown" at 7 p.m., Feb. 21 in the World Theater. For more information on the movie showing or the lecture, contact the World Theater at 582-4580 or visit them online at csumb.edu/worldtheater.