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Dana Frank on Honduras: Resistance, Repression, and Awakening

Date:
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
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Location Details:
Mill Gallery, 131 Front St., Santa Cruz

Dana Frank speaks on:

Resistance, Repression, and Awakening:
The Transformation of the Honduran People since the Coup of June 28, 2009

Thursday, March 11, 7:00p.m.
Mill Gallery, 131 Front St., Santa Cruz

The June 28, 2009 military coup that overthrew President Mel Zelaya produced a massive grassroots transformation of Honduran society. Hondurans rose up in an enormous popular Resistance protesting the coup and demanding not only Zelaya's restitution, but a Constitutional Convention and the re-making of Honduran society. The Resistance unites labor unions, campesino organizations, human rights groups, indigenous and Black movements, the GLBT movement, and the women's movement.

Tremendous represssion, including targeted assassinations of grassroots activists, continues under the new government of Porfirio Lobo Sosa and the very same generals who ran the coup. Yet a great fearlessness permeates the Resistance, and a new, hopeful Honduras has emerged.

UCSC Professor Dana Frank will discuss her recent trip to Honduras, where she interviewed over 25 members of the Resistance. Frank has been working with the banana unions of Honduras since 2001 and is the author of Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America, focusing on Honduras, and is writing a book on the history of the AFL-CIO's Cold War intervention in the Honduran labor movement. Since the coup she has published numerous op-eds on the coup and the Resistance, and spoken widely on the radio.

Sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence. A free-will donation toward program expenses will be collected.

For more information, 423-1626 or http://www.rcnv.org
Added to the calendar on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 11:08AM
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