Fwd: Feinberg Series Keynote: Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Vincent Bevins, Amy Goodman (Mon, 9/19)

Dear H-PAD Members,
We are pleased to share with you an annoucement of a series of important events organized by the Dept. of History at U Mass Amherst and co-sponsored by H-PAD. The not-to-be-missed kick-off event features Dr.Rogoberta Menchú Tum speaking on U.S. Policy in the Global South. Other speakers include Vincent Bevins and Amy Goodman. The event will be Monday, Septembere 17 at 7 pm EDT. For information on this event and future events in the series, see below.
H-PAD Steering Committee

Join us for the 2022-2023 Feinberg Series keynote on the U.S. in the Global South

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2022-2023 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series

Monday, September 19, 7pm EDT, Zoom

Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum

1992 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient 

Vincent Bevins

Journalist and Author of The Jakarta Method

Amy Goodman

– Moderator –
Journalist and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!

Throughout the twentieth century, the United States trained and financed military regimes to crush reformist and revolutionary movements. This keynote will explore the devastating consequences of U.S.-backed state terror in Central America and Southeast Asia. In Central America alone, U.S. intervention from 1960-1996 led to the deaths of over 300,000 people. U.S.-backed dictatorships in Guatemala and Indonesia killed more than a million people accused of revolutionary activism. At the same time, throughout the Global South, rural workers led powerful movements against U.S.-backed regimes to win basic rights. 

The keynote presenter, Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, participated in the farmworker movement as a young woman. Her seminal testimonial, I, Rigoberta Menchú, An Indian Woman in Guatemala, denounced Reagan’s support for government attacks on Mayan communities. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her social justice work, and she was part of a decades-long effort to convict the former Guatemalan dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Journalists Vincent Bevins and Amy Goodman will join the keynote presenter. Bevins will outline a global history of U.S. terror against civilians during the Cold War, based on this book The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World. Renowned journalist Amy Goodman will moderate the event. Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, and co-author of six New York Times bestsellers. Read more….

Free and open to all. Spanish interpretation and closed captions will be available. This event will be recorded and made available on the Feinberg Series website.

The Feinberg Series

The 2022-2023 Feinberg Series, Confronting Empire, is exploring histories of U.S. imperialism and anti-imperialist resistance. It is presented by the UMass Amherst History Department with the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy and partners

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The Feinberg Series is made possible thanks to Kenneth R. Feinberg '67 and associates. See website for co-sponsors.
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