Oct. 14: Cultivating Care & Surviving The Pandemic

October 14, 2020

Join us for the virtual launch for the latest issue of the NACLA Report on the Americas, "Solo el pueblo salva al pueblo: Cultivating Care & Surviving The Pandemic." In partnership with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York Univeristy (CLACS at NYU).

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DATE: Wednesday, October 14th, 6:00-8:00PM ET.

PLACE: A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. 


Edgar Rivera Colón is a medical anthropologist and teaches at Columbia University's Narrative Medicine Program. He is coauthor of The Principles and Practices of Narrative Medicine (Oxford, 2017) and host of the podcast "Karl Marx Ate My Field Notes" on radical politics and spirituality.

Shakti Castro is a PhD student in History at Columbia University. Her research focuses broadly on drug use and harm reduction in New York City's Latinx communities and the intersections between public health and criminal surveillance.

Christopher Garces teaches at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. His ethnographic interests range from the study of politics and religion—or contemporary politics theologies—to the unchecked global development of penal state politics and the history of Catholic humanitarian interventions in Latin America.

Johanna Fernández is associate professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is author of The Young Lords: A Radical History (UNC Press, 2020) and editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal (City Lights, 2015). Her Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) lawsuit against the NYPD for its failutre to release Young Lords records led to the discovery of the "lost" Handschu files, the largest repository of police surveillance records in the country, namely over one million surveillance files of New Yorkers compiled by the NYPD between 1954-1972, including those of Malcolm X.  

Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a Puerto Rican poet-performer, writer, and organizer. Winner of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest 2020, she holds a BA and an MA in English Literature from the University of Puerto Rico and is an alumna of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark. Her chapbook, To Love An Island, is the winner of YesYes Books' 2019 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, an expanded version of which will be released in both English and Spanish editions by YesYes Books and La Impresora in Spring 2021. 


Adriana María Garriga-López is an anthropologist and multidisciplinary artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is associate professor of Anthropology at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.