[act-ma] 2/19: Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's challenge to globalization.

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Feb 16 11:32:35 PST 2009

Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's challenge to globalization.

Speakers: Co-editors, Jim Shultz & Melissa Draper and collaborator
Roberto Fernández Terán
Co-Sponsors: College of General Studies, Anthropology Department,
Latin American Studies Program

February 19
When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Boston University Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, in the CGS
building, 871 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

For more information: email book at democracyctr.org

About the book:  Dignity and Defiance is a powerfull, well-crafted,
eyewitness account, of Bolivia's rebellion from below. Readers will
find compelling first person accounts of Bolivia's historic water
revolt; of a massive Shell-Enron oil spill and its aftermath; of a
nation's battle to control its oil and gas; and of one people's
dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank
and International Monetary Fund. Here too is the story of those
seeking out globalization's opportunities, from indigenous weaving
communities to emigrants, transplanted to three continents.

Bolivia's story is emblematic of the major political and social
transformation underway throughout Latin America today. This book
brings readers into that story at a human level, through the eye of
skilled writers who blend together deep research and compelling
narrative to bring a nation's story to life.

Also speaking on 2/20 at the Jamaica Plain Forum (see separate announcement)

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