Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space – 285 Clarissa St
Join us for a conversation Marcy Rein and Cliff Ross on Latin American social movements – their history, their identity, their current struggles – and the lessons these movements have to offer to people here in the U.S. that are engaged in the fight for a better world.
“UNTIL THE RULERS OBEY: Voices From Latin American Social Movements” includes interviews with more than 70 organizers, activists and scholars from 15 countries, Mexico to Argentina. The movements they’re part of helped bring new governments to power after decades of austerity and dictatorship. They’ve mobilized on a broad range of issues, fighting against mines and agribusiness and for housing and land; for rights as women, workers, LGBT and indigenous people; for the survival of their communities and our planet. Their organizing runs the gamut of nonviolent social change strategies, from land occupation to electoral participation to creating alternative communities.
Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein say, “This is the book we’ve been waiting for. Anyone interested in the explosion of social movements in Latin America—and the complex interplay between those forces and the ‘Pink Tide’ governments—should inhale this book immediately.”
Suggested donation $10 – No one turned away for lack of funds!