Rochester Committee on Latin America – January Program: ‘Brazil in Crisis’
Speaker: Darien Lamen
January 2nd at 7:00 PM – Downtown United Presbyterian Church
The recent election of authoritarian demagogue Jair Bolsonaro as President of Brazil signals a deepening crisis of democracy and capitalism in Brazil.
How did this become the new normal, and what are the prospects for organized resistance to the ruling elite’s political and economic agendas?
In this presentation, activist educator Darien Lamen will talk about the roots of the crisis, and present a case study from his own multimedia work with an Amazonian land reform movement.
Darien has spent many years in Brazil and taught courses in Latin American culture and social history at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is currently working on a documentary about the role of liberation theology in the struggle for land reform in Amazonia.
January 2nd at 7:00 PM.