Dear Bernie------- I am truly shocked and profoundly saddened to hear this news. I didn't know. Beatriz was a really Big person, with a larger meaning that infiltrated everything about her. She was also a sweet and warm person, and I always knew she would find her way on the right track; this makes her loss all the more paradoxical and incomprehensible.
I know that she has been a very important part of your life, and the things you have known about and with her are lastingly important. For me, Beatriz will stay strong and vital in memory; I was very fond of her for the great person she was, and the great work she undertook. Yours, -----t0ny On Tue 01/08/13 3:16 PM , Bernard Roddy rodd...@yahoo.com sent: > Beatriz Flores Gutiérrez passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012 of > breast cancer. > > She attended San Fransisco State University, then completed an MFA in > the Department of Media Study at the State University of New York at > Buffalo. Between the Fall of 2003 and the Spring of 2009 she taught > at the University of North Texas' Department of Radio, Television, and > Film, Northern Illinois University's Time Arts program within their > School of Art, and Evergreen State College's Media Arts program. > Beatriz was an active member of the Evolutionary Girls Club, a > collective founded in part by Erica Eaton during their studies in > Buffalo. An active chamption of undocumented workers within the U.S., > Beatriz developed a series of videos about the experiences of Mexicans > working and living in the States. By nature very sweet and > approacheable, she was a fierce defender of the everday working > Mexican-Americans. In Mexico Beatriz was a theater student before > moving north and always loved dance and physical expression. In the > North she was profoundly disturbed by the activities of the U.S. > border patrol and Immigration authorities. Beatriz never tired of > returning to the border, where she had long-standing relationships > with Americans working on behalf of migrants. Organizations on the > U.S./Mexican border like No More Deaths and Humane Borders were > frequent destinations for Beatriz, and some of us received our basic > education about the border and the U.S. foreign policy itself on road > trips in her company discussing documentary film and the history of > activist media. She was a central figure in the organization of the > conference Bridges Not Walls, which was held at Evergreen State > College May 15 - 18, 2008. Beatriz also loved pioneers, including > Beatriz Noronha da Costa, with whom she studied during the latter's > year teaching in Buffalo. During her final years Beatriz had many > friends in Olympia with whom she shared an interest in movement > workshops, yoga, and natural living. She is survived by three > sisters, a brother, and her parents, now separated, all of whom live > near Mexico City, where Beatriz grew up. She maintained some activity > and enjoyment of life until near the end, and passed peacefully, > without pain, and among friends. > Bernie > > _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks