[act-ma] 3/12 Why The Revolution Still Matters with Professor Aviva Chomsky

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Mar 4 08:21:34 PST 2019

Cambridge Public Library International Briefing
Cuba: Why The Revolution Still Matters with Professor Aviva Chomsky
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 PM
Main Library, 449 Broadway, Lecture Hall , Cambridge

While the U.S. media may portray Cuba as a crumbling relic of 
twentieth-century socialism, it is in fact a dynamic and vibrant country 
that has both changed drastically in the past three decades, and 
continues to engage with local, regional, and global events in 
significant ways. We will look at the changes that have been happening 
in Cuba and explore how studying the Cuban Revolution can help us 
understand Latin American politics, migration, violence, global trade 
and economic issues, race, U.S. foreign policy, economic development, 
and more

Aviva Chomsky is Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, 
Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University in 
Massachusetts. Her books include /Undocumented: How Immigration Became 
Illegal/ (Beacon Press, 2014; Mexican edition, 2014), /A History of the 
Cuban Revolution/ (2011, 2^nd ed. 2015), /Linked Labor Histories: New 
England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class/ (2008), 
/They Take Our Jobs! And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration/ (2007; 
U.S. Spanish edition 2011, Cuban edition 2013), and /West Indian Workers 
and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940/ (1996). She has 
also co-edited several anthologies including /The People behind 
Colombian Coal: Mining, Multinationals and Human Rights/Bajo el manto 
del carbón: Pueblos y multinacionales en las minas del Cerrejón, 
Colombia/(2007), /The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics/ (2003, 
2^nd edition 2019) and /Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the 
Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic 
Caribbean/ (1998). She has been active in Latin America solidarity and 
immigrants’ rights movements for several decades.


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