Friday 27 October 2023 at 6:00 pm at HAYMARKET HOUSE 800 W BUENA AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60613 FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Fifty years ago on September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet, Richard Nixon and the CIA executed a coup d’état against the democratically-elected, socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, ushering in decades of terror against the Chilean population. Chicago author and poet, Renny Golden (The Music of Her Rivers) says of Osberger’s book, “She enters Pinochet’s house of terrors … where we meet nuns and teachers whose ingenuity outsmarts Pinochet’s intelligence police and CIA accomplices. Riveting and inspiring, Osberger places the reader there, and you cannot look away.” Mario Venegas, a well-known human rights advocate and himself a survivor of Pinochet’s terror writes, “As one of many Chileans who were tortured and held in Pinochet’s concentration camps, I embrace this memoir, told with truth and emotion. Chile’s memory is awakened and preserved by these stories of risk and solidarity.”
Kathleen Osberger is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned an MA at the Maryknoll School of Theology and an AM from the University of Chicago-School of Social Work Administration. Her life was shaped by volunteer experiences when she lived in San Miguelito, Panama; Santiago, Chile; Chimbote, Peru and the South Bronx. In 1993 she joined the University of Chicago Hospitals-Department of Psychiatry. Her work as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist centered on the issues of trauma and torture.
Nick Patricca, president Chicago Network