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Reading-"Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina"

Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Michael McAvoy
Location Details:
Modern Times, 888 Valencia St., San Francisco

New College of California and Modern Times present a reading at Modern Times, 888 Valencia St., San Francisco "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina" Marina Sitrin - Wednesday, March 14 - 7:30 PM Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina is an oral history of the autonomous social movements in Argentina since the popular rebellion in 2001. It reflects the voices of many dozens of people who are recreating their lives and communities using horizontal forms of social organization. These movements range from occupied and recuperated factories, arts and independent media collectives, indigenous communities, neighborhood assemblies, feminist and queer groups and unemployed workers movements. This book explores what people are doing, what motivates them, how they are relating to one another, and how they have changed individually and collectively in the creation process. It is not so much a movement of new actions, but rather a movement of new social actors, new subjects, and new protagonists. So many in the movements speak of how they have changed as individuals and how their communities have changed, based on these new ways of organizing and creating. The book tries to show, in people’s own voices, that we can change our worlds, we are changing our worlds, and we can do so with love, trust, real democracy, horizontalism in this case, and autonomy. Marina Sitrin is a dreamer, teacher, student, and militant. She is the editor of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina, an oral history of the autonomous social movements in Argentina. (Spanish edition Chilavert 2005, English edition AK Press 2006) Marina has traveled extensively in Latin America, spending time with the various new social movements. She is currently writing and editing a book entitled: Insurgent Democracies: Latin America’s New Powers (City Lights Press 2007) Marina teaches part time at the Gallatin School of New York University. She has written for a number of journals, including Perspectives, Left-Turn, and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 13, 2007 11:18AM
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