Speaking Event: A Little Taste of Ecuador

When & Where
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue [at 654th Ave.]
Oakland, CA
May 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact
Jonathan Nack
jnack@igc.org
510 457 6381

Roger Burbach, noted author, and Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas, will be a guest speaker at “A Little Taste of Ecuador”.

Mr. Burbach has written extensively on Latin America and U.S. foreign policy for over four decades. He is a co-author of the new book, Latin America's Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism. (2013, Fernwood Publishing/Zed Books)

In recent years he has studied the emergent system of globalization and written about the new Latin American social movements and the renewed quest for socialism.

He will comment on political developments in Ecuador under the Presidency of Rafael Correa, Ecuador's “Citizen's Revolution”, and how Ecuador fits into the emerging picture of leftist led governments, and socialist oriented social movements that has been sweeping Latin America.  Mr. Burbach will also speak on the impact in Latin America on the passing of President Hugo Chavez.

“A little taste of Ecuador” will offer a sampling of the natural beauty, music, culture, food, and revolutionary politics of Ecuador.  It will include multimedia presentation set to Ecuadoran music, Ecuadoran dishes, exhibits, and speakers.