Please join us for a public lecture with Clifton Ross on US and Latin American Social Movements. In his talk, Ross will consider diverse voices behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the 21st century. These movements have galvanized long-silenced sectors of society: indigenous people, campesinos, studnets, the LGBT community, the unemployed, and all those left out of the promised utopia of a globalized economy.
Clifton Ross is a freelance writer and videographer who has been reporting on revolutionary movements in Latin America for over 25 years. He has edited many anthologies including: A Dream Made of Stars: A Bilingual Anthology of Nicaraguan Poetry and Voice of Fire: Communiques and Interviews of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, and Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements. He is the translator of Quetzalcoatl by Ernesto Cardenal and his poetry has been published in the U.K. and Venezuela. Ross currently teaches English at Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California.
The event is free and open to the public.