Political Transition in Mexico and Movements for Indigenous Autonomy

February 22 at 6:30 in the  Lafayette Building, Room 207

The John Dewey Project on Progressive Education of the College of Education and Social Services will host Mexican journalist and grassroots political activist Gustavo Esteva  for a series of talks in Burlington and the Central Vermont region. Esteva is an internationaly known author and critic of the development paradigm and founder of various  NGOs and networks that promote locally-based education and social change projects. Since 1994 Esteva has worked closely with the Zapatista Army for National Liberation and was a key participant in the San Andres Negotiations between the Zapatistas and the Mexican Government. Esteva was also key participant in the consultation process for indigenous autonomy in his home state of Oaxaca and principle author of the Indigenous Law that resulted from the process. Esteva is coauthor, with Madhu Suri Prakash, of Grassroots Post-Modernism: Remaking the Soil of Culutures and Escaping Education: Living as Learning within Grassroots Cultures.

At UVM Esteva will speak February 22 at 6:30 in the  Lafayette Building, Room 207. He is co-sponsored by the Anthropology Department, the Anthropology Student Club and the Latin American Studies Program. In Montpelier, Esteva is co-sponsored by the Vermont College Adult Education Program and by the educational organization, Parents, Teachers and Students for Social Responsibility.
For more Information call 656-1355.
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