State Violence and Revolutions: Lessons from El Salvador

State Violence and Revolutions: Lessons from El Salvador

Description: 

In the 1970s and 1980s, Salvadoran revolutionaries fought to overthrow U.S.-backed military dictatorships and led ambitious experiments in democratic self-governance and popular education. This event features a panel discussion about the aspirations and lessons of the Salvadoran Revolution. Panelists include Carlos Henríquez Consalvi, founder of a clandestine guerrilla radio and current director of the Museum of the Word and Image, a museum dedicated to social justice; Rosa Rivera, a peasant organizer and founder of the Living Memory Committee of Arcatao, Chalatenango; and Diana Sierra Becerra, historian and organizer at the Pioneer Valley Workers Center, an MA-based immigrant and workers' rights group. Given the ongoing violence that is inflicted against Central American migrants, it is important to make connections between past and present-day struggles against empire and state violence.

Production Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018