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Feinberg Series: State Violence and Revolution: Lessons from El Salvador

Feinberg Lecture Series: Another World Is Possible

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.

Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

This event will be in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation. It will be fully accessible to both Spanish and English-language speakers with no time delay for translation.

Young people of all ages are welcome at this event and all Feinberg Series events. There will be coloring books and crayons available for children. Stipends are available to support transportation for bringing groups of young adults to the event. Contact outreach@history.umass.edu for details.

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