Utopian Dreams Materialized: Zapatismo and the Insurrection of Ordinary People, a Lecture by Gustavo Esteva

babyThe long wait is over and Gustavo Esteva, radical Mexican scholar and deprofessionalized intellectual, has finally made his triumphant return to campus after a wildly popular lecture series last year. The man will be in town all week dropping knowledge on indigenous resistance, struggles for autonomy and moving beyond the logic of capitalism. Don’t miss these!

Ross Levin ’15 breaks it down:

Nearly twenty years have passed since the Zapatistas first issued their wake-up call to the ravages of Neoliberal Globalization. That call has since echoed in anti-systemic movements across the world from Seattle to Argentina, from the streets of Athens to Occupy Wall Street. What is the nature of Zapatismo as a political attitude and how can the demand for horizontal democracy be realized not as an appeal to power but an abolition of it?

  • Date: TOMORROW October 7, 2013
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Place: Russell House
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