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Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice

Cristina Rivera Garza
In conversation with Ceci Bastida
November 16, 2023

In 2019, Cristina Rivera Garza traveled from her home in Texas to Mexico City, in search of an old unresolved criminal file. “My name is Cristina Rivera Garza,” she wrote in her request to the attorney general, “and I am writing to you as a relative of Liliana Rivera, who was murdered on July 16, 1990.” Knowing there is only a slim chance of recovering the file, Cristina is inspired by feminist movements across the world and enraged by the global epidemic of femicide and embarks on a path toward justice. This is her account and the outcome of an amazing journey.  Rivera Garza was in conversation with Latin Grammy nominated musician, songwriter, recording artist, and activist Ceci Bastida. 

This program is in partnership with the LA Phil’s Pan American Music Initiative and the new ballet called Revolución diamantina, reflecting on the Glitter Revolution in Mexico City, composed by artistic curator Gabriela Ortiz, inspired by Cristina Rivera Garza. Music from the ballet will be performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall from November 16-19

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