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Renowned Irish Artist Rita Duffy Coming to Cerritos College

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Event Contact: John Haas, Humanities and Social Sciences; (562) 860-2451, ext. 2726
Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878 

Rita DuffyWHAT: Northern Ireland’s groundbreaking artist Rita Duffy will be on campus Tuesday, November 8, to present a global dialogue on a wide variety of topics including gender, patriarchy, and the art of the troubles.

Dr. John Haas, history professor at Cerritos College and founder and director of the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace will host the presentation.

Born in Belfast in 1959, Duffy is one of Northern Ireland’s foremost artists. Her work deals with a variety of themes from the domestic and personal to the political, and ranges with ease from careful realism to kooky expressionism that owes much to the irreal figures populating the paintings of Otto Dix. In much of her early work Duffy transmutes the raw material of her experiences growing up as a Catholic woman in the spiteful patriarchy of 1970s Ulster, to advance a feminist, liberal agenda.

The dialogue will be broadcast live online at

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Science Building S-201
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650


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COST: Event is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: For more information, contact John Haas at (562) 860-2451, ext. 2726


About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at



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