Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

UNO Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference

October 15th, 2010 - October 16th, 2010

Location
University of New Orleans
Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center
Room 256

The 2010 Empire and Solidarity Conference explores how different solidarity movements were shaped by, or consciously modeled themselves upon, the Central American solidarity movement of the 1980s. Central American solidarity in the 1980s drew on pre-existing organizations, ideas, and traditions, created its own new forms of thinking and organization, and left important legacies for the movements that succeeded and grew out of it. What are the historical continuities and discontinuities between the people, strategies, traditions, and organizations that comprised Central American solidarity in the 1980s and subsequent struggles around global justice, free trade, immigrant rights, militarism, and many others?

Friday, October 15, 2010: 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2010: 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Invited Participants Include:

  • Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, Associate Professor of Chicano Studies, UCSB, and author of Globalization and Cross-Border Labor Solidarity in the
    Americas.
  • Barry Carr, Visiting Professor, UC-Berkeley, is a historian of Latin America whose focus has been on the history of workers and peasants in Mexico and Cuba as well the broader history of the left in Latin America. He is an editor of The Cuba Reader.
  • Beth Baker-Cristales, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Acting Director of Latin American Studies Program, California State University, Los
    Angeles, and author of Salvadoran Migration to Southern California: Redefining El Hermano Lejano.
  • Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies, Salem State College, and author of Linked Labor Histories:
    New England, Colombia, and the Making of the Global Working Class.
  • John French, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies, Duke University, is currently finishing a manuscript entitled Lula’s
    Politics of Cunning: From Trade Unionism to the Brazilian Presidency.
  • Katherine Hoyt, National Co-Coordinator, Nicaragua Network, and author of The Many Faces of Sandinista Democracy.
  • Lesley Gill, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, and author of The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas.
  • Eric Larson, History and Literature, Harvard University, has conducted research with workers and workers’ organizations in the U.S., southern Mexico, and Peru.
  • Hector Perla, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, UCSC, is working on a book called Revolutionary Deterrence: US Coercion & Transnational Resistance by Sandinista Nicaragua.
  • Margaret Power, Professor of History, Illinois Institute of Technology, and author of Right-Wing Women in Chile: Feminine Power and the Struggle against Allende.
  • Molly Todd, Assistant Professor of History, Augustana College, and author of Beyond Displacement: Campesinos, Refugees and Collective Action in the Salvador Civil War.

Conference is Open to Public. Papers will be distributed prior to conference. For papers, please contact Steve Striffler (striffler@hotmail.com).

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