Rethinking Latin America's Revolutionary Left: The Chilean MIR Fifty Years Later

Bay Area Latin America Forum
Marian Schlotterbeck 

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Rethinking Latin America's Revolutionary Left:
The Chilean MIR Fifty Years Later

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Read "Reflecting on the Revolutionary Left" by Marian Schlotterbeck in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Chile’s MIR (Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria, or Movement of the Revolutionary Left). Dr. Schlotterbeck sheds light on how grassroots organizing strategies endured despite the defeat of the Latin American Left’s vanguard politics.

Marian Schlotterbeck is an assistant professor of history at UC Davis, where she teaches courses on modern Latin America, social revolutions, and human rights.

Marian Schlotterbeck speaks at CLAS, October 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)
Marian Schlotterbeck speaks at CLAS, October 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Marian Schlotterbeck speaks with an audience member after her talk, October 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)Marian Schlotterbeck speaks with an audience member after her talk, October 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

The MIR flag at a protest in Chile. (Photo by Marcos González Valdés.)
The MIR flag at a protest in Chile. (Photo by Marcos González Valdés.)