[Marxism] Bolivia event at NYU on Sept. 10

Fred Fuentes fred.fuentes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 14:10:32 MDT 2007


The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the
Native People's Forum, the History Department, the Anthropology
Department, and the Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
Department at New York University, and NACLA Report on the Americas
invite you to:

Bolivia Today:
Struggles over Decolonization and Collective Resources

Bolivia has undergone profound changes from the time of the Water War
of 2000 in Cochabamba through the overthrow of the
neoliberal regime of President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada in 2003 to
the election of President Evo Morales in 2005.  Indigenous,
trade-union, and grassroots social movements have spearheaded this
process and set the agenda for national transformation.
At the center of debate are the issues of ending "internal
colonialism" and establishing collective popular sovereignty over
resources such as energy, water, coca, and territory.

Join us for a day-long conference on these issues with an oustanding
delegation of writers and activists engaged with current
political, economic, and cultural struggles in Bolivia.  Participants
include Patricia Chavez (political analyst), Luis Gomez
(Mexican journalist based in La Paz), Oscar Olivera (leader of
Cochabamba's Coordinadora del Agua), Pablo Mamani (Aymara
sociologist from El Alto), Dunia Mokrani (political analyst and
women's activist), Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (sociologist and coca
activist), Eugenio Rojas Apaza (Aymara mayor of the municipality of
Achacachi), Luis Tapia (political theorist), and Sinclair
Thomson (historian at NYU).

Monday, September 10, 2007
9 am to 6 pm
King Juan Carlos Center Auditorium
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York

For more information contact:  CLACS, 212-998-8686 or clacs.info at nyu.edu




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