BEYOND CHICANISMO PRESENTS:
“A RADICAL LINE: REFLECTIONS GROWING UP AS THE SON OF POLITICAL PRISONERS.”
AND “UNDERSTANDING THE VENEZUELAN REVOLUTION.”
FEATURING CHESA BOUDIN.
CHESA BOUDIN TO SPEAK AT AURARIA CAMPUS!
WHO: Chesa Jackson Gilbert Boudin is the son of left-wing radicals and Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert. His parents were incarcerated when he was fourteen months old, leaving him to be raised by Weather Underground members Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers (who had then emerged from hiding). Dohrn and Ayers later adopted Boudin, but he retained a relationship with his birth mother and father. Boudin attended Yale University for his undergraduate years and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar for graduate school. He speaks and writes regularly on the topic of children with incarcerated parents. He is a Latin Americanist, an anti-war activist, and a writer. He translated into English Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: talks to Marta Harnecker published by Monthly Review Press in November 2005, and co-edited with Dan Berger and Kenyon Farrow Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out, published in November by Nation Books. His third book, The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions and 100 Answers is his most recent book, published by Thunder’s Mouth Press in 2006.
WHAT: 10:00 a.m.: A personal recollection growing up as the son of Political Prisoners.
1:00 p.m.: A discussion on Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution.
WHERE: AURARIA CAMPUS, TIVOLI ROOM 320 ABC
DATE & TIME: TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2007. 10:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Sponsored by: The MSCD Department of Chicana/o Studies, Conscious Journey and
Los Herederos of Change & Esperanza.