Fight the Dictators! Argentina’s Human Rights Movement

by Lunfarda Travel
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  • Location
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration
    1h 30m
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • $
  • Live - Presentation
    Your live tour guide utilizes visual aids such as photos, videos, slides and sometimes 3D Google Earth to take you through a particular location or topic. These tours are conducted through Zoom, so participants can ask questions and interact with the guide in real time.
  • History & Culture


Join Maru, a historian, educator and activist to learn about Argentina’s resolve to put behind a century marked by dictatorships. You will explore the context behind the different dictatorships, and learn about the brave people who against all odds stood up to defend democracy. You will learn about the “disappeared” Argentines and the generation that said: “Never Again.” Explore the social and psychological consequences of this period through the first Democratic Generation, and their commitment to sustain an “Active Memory.”

We’ll explore the scarred landmarks of sorrows and resistance: the Libertador building -stronghold of Argentina’s military- and Plaza de Mayo, the square that saw so many unelected presidents enter the Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace. Here we’ll see the marks of the 1955 bombing, as well as the symbols for the brave Mothers of May Square, who fought against power risking their lives. Finally, we’ll discuss the concept of “Active Memory” in a high school whose students were targeted disappeared to a clandestine detention center.

Fighting Bigotry with Democracy

Join the Democratic Generation: our parents lived through dictatorships, and now it’s up to us to see that history doesn’t repeat itself. You will learn about the concept of Active Memory and the commitment needed to support Democracy, wherever you may live.

Meet Your Guide

I’m Maru, a historian and Lunfarda tour guide from Buenos Aires. I’m also a teacher at a “bachillerato popular”, a high school for underprivileged kids and adults. I’ve always felt strongly about Argentina’s Human Rights History; it shapes the entirety of Argentine society, its contradictions and struggles. Join my tour, where we’ll discuss politics, history and human rights!

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Preparing for your Experience

You will need a stable internet connection and a Zoom account.

Contribution to UN's Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 4 - Quality Education : Support a high school for underprivileged kids and adults

SDG 5 - Gender Equality : Led by a latina woman

SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions : Uphold democratic values in the face of bigotry and adversity