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A Conversation with Judite Stronzake, a national leader in Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST)
When: Friday, October 18th 2-4pm
Where: GCASL (238 Thompson St.) Rm. 279
Come meet and talk with Judite Stronzake, a national leader in Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST). The MST organizes agricultural workers to take over land that's privately owned but left unproductive and demand that it be turned over to them as an agrarian reform settlement. They're a major force in Brazilian politics, and the largest social movement organization in the Western hemisphere, with around 3 million members in encampments and settlements all over Brazil.
Judite Stronzake has been a member of the MST since its founding in 1984. In addition to being part of the MST's National Coordination, she is the coordinator for "Formacao," or political education, for Via Campesina in Latin America. Ms. Stronzake has extensive experience in pedagogy and rural education. After eight years living in an informal encampment, she has lived in a formalized settlement in Copavi since 1993. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Felix Muruchi Poma: Bolivia's Process of Social Change
When: Friday, October 25th, 4pm
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
Felix Muruchi’s personal history as a miner, construction worker, student and union activist, nonprofit organization, political prisoner and later candidate, and most recently indigenous rights lawyer provides an extraordinary lens to grasp Bolivian struggles for social justice.
For more information about Felix Muruchi: http://urban.hunter.cuny.edu/~jhammond/felixbio.doc
Sponsored by Ph.D. Program in Sociology, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, Committee on Globalization and Social Change