On May 4, 2015, Clifton Ross, Professor at Berkeley City College, gave a lecture on US and Latin American Social Movements. Around 25 students joined the event.
Clifton Ross is a freelance writer and videographer who has been reporting on revolutionary movements in Latin America for over 25 years.
Ross considered diverse voices behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the 21st century. In doing so, he compared movements in the USA that were mostly led by the idea of Protestantism, Liberalism, and Individualism, with Latin American movements that were inspired by Catholicism, Corporatism, and Socialism. Despite these fundamental differences, he concluded, a more democratic society has always been the goal on both sides.
The lecture was concluded with a lively and interesting dialogue and discussion between Prof. Ross and the audience.