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Solidarity: Latin America, the US Left, & Human Rights
October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This book talk features the author Steve Striffler and his fellow activist intellectuals, Aviva Chomsky and Jose Aleman.
José Alemán is a public high school teacher in northern Mass. He is a former Consul General of El Salvador for the New England region and a founder of the leftist FMLN political party in 1992 in El Salvador.
Aviva Chomsky’s scholarly work can be traced back to her working for the United Farm Workers. That experience sparked her interest in the Spanish language, in migrant workers and immigration, in labor history, in social movements and labor organizing, in multinationals and their workers, in how global economic forces affect individuals, and how people collectively organize for social change. Her book Linked Labor Histories looks at globalization with labor history at its center. She recently published: They Take Our Jobs! And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration, and Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.
Steve Striffler writes and teaches about labor, migration, and the left in relation to Latin America and the United States. He recently published Solidarity: Latin America and the US Left in the Era of Human Rights, which explores the history of US-Latin American solidarity from the Haitian Revolution to the 2000s. He is currently co-editing (with Aviva Chomsky), Labor in 21st Century Boston: The Fight for Economic Justice, which is expected in the Fall of 2020.