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Conversatorio: What’s Going on in Chile?

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, Room 1-515 (The Forum), 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Please join the LACS Program for the second event in our Conversatorio series, conversations about contemporary issues in Latin America and the Caribbean that focus on a single country. In this Conversatorio, Daniel Borzutzky (Latin American and Latino Studies Program, UIC) and Margaret Power (Professor of History, IIT) will discuss the situation in Chile today.

Daniel Borzutzky teaches in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His 2016 poetry collection, The Performance of Becoming Human, won the National Book Award. His most recent publication is Lake Michigan (2018). He serves as the Intercambio Poetry Editor at Chicago’s MAKE Magazine—and is also an artistic director for the Lit and Luz Festival, an ongoing collaboration between writers and artists from Chicago and Mexico. In November he published an op-ed in the New York Times, “Chile Is in Danger of Repeating Its Past."

Margaret Power is a professor of history at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and is an expert on the global and transnational Right. She is the author of Right-Wing Women in Chile: Feminine Power and the Struggle Against Allende, 1964-1973, which was translated and published by the National Library of Chile. She is a member of the Radical History Review Editorial Collective, and is currently writing a book titled “Solidarity across the Americas: The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party vs. U.S. Colonialism.” In December she published “El estado opresor es un macho violador // the oppressive state is a macho rapist”.

Lunch provided.

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