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Anti-Systemic Movements: the Zapatista Attitude

Since Seattle, all anti-systemic movements acknowledge that the Zapatistas were the first wake-up call to react against Neoliberal Globalization. The Zapatista experience continues to be a source of inspiration everywhere. The Zapatista ¡Basta! reappeared in Occupy Wall Street as a sign of identity. Zapatismo itself can be described as an attitude. What are the nature and traits of such attitude? Can it be adopted by other movements seeking similar outcomes?
Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 5 pm
Location: Career Center
Cost: Free

Grassroots Initiatives Beyond Development & Globalization: Anarchy and Buen Vivir with Social Activist and Post-Development Theorist Dr. Gustavo Esteva

Come See Gustavo Esteva, independent writer, grassroots activist and “deprofessionalized intellectual” on Tuesday to speak about this present intellectual and social revolution:

We are experiencing the end of a historical cycle, not just another crisis. All over the world, people are taking initiatives, reclaiming control of their lives and challenging the political system and dominant paradigms. What is the nature of these initiatives? Why is anarchy used both to disqualify them and as a sign of identity? How does buen vivir (living well) grasp people’s motives as a new paradigm centered on a foundation of radical pluralism?

Discussion and Reception following Lecture

Gustavo Esteva is an independent writer, a grassroots activist and a deprofessionalized intellectual.

He works both independently and in conjunction with a variety of Mexican NGOs and grassroots organizations and communities. He has been a key figure in founding several Mexican, Latin American and International NGOs and networks.