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Latin America: Stories of Resistance

Date: 11th October

Time: 7pm

Price: £6

Join us for a talk with academics and activists on the politics of Latin America, social movements, and resistance to neoliberalism in a changing world.

 

Speakers will share insights on arts, media, academia and social changes, offering reflections on particular areas of research and case studies. This will be followed by a discussion with the audience. 

 

The panel includes:

 

Dr Goya Wilson Vasquez, Pablo Navarrete, Dr Karen Tucker and Maria Askew

 

Goya Wilson Vasquez is a Peruvian/Nicaraguan researcher in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol. Her work focuses on memory and political violence in Latin America, where she has led creative and narrative based projects, including Peace Festival projects that create space for dialogue and memory making between activists, artists, and academics.

 

Pablo Navarrete is a British-Chilean journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is the founder and co-editor of www.alborada.net, an independent voice on Latin American politics, media and culture. Past documentaries include ‘Inside the Revolution: A Journey Into the Heart of Venezuela’ and ‘The Colombia Connection’. Pablo has spoken about and covered contemporary Latin American political issues for various media outlets, including the ‘BBC‘, ‘Al Jazeera English’, ‘HuffPost Live’ ‘Russia Today‘, ‘The Guardian‘, ‘The New Statesman‘, ‘Counterpunch‘ and ‘Open Democracy‘ .

 

Karen Tucker is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the school of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on the colonial politics of knowledge that shape encounters with indigenous knowledges, bodies and natures, and the decolonial practices that can reveal and remake them. Her work has examined the colonial politics of indigenous knowledge, peace activism in Peru and Colombia, legacies of forced sterilisation in Peru (in the award-winning Quipu project), and the politics of global resistance.  

 

Maria Askew is an award-winning theatre director, performer and educator. She is head of Mountview’s Masters Course in Theatre for Community and Education in Peckham. Her research explores the intersections between artistic, political, and social transformation, with a particular focus on decolonial and systems thinking approaches. She is an Associate Artist at Kazzum Arts, using arts-based practices with young displaced people, and an Associate Artist at Clod Ensemble, facilitating on their programme Performing Medicine. She was a visiting Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice at London Metropolitan University and a researcher on Latin America for Al Jazeera.

This event will last 90 minutes.