Mexico 68

Panel Discussion

Title Conditional: Mexico 68
Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Del Valle introduces panel.
Professor Ivonne del Valle introduces panel. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira) 

Mass protests erupted in Mexico in the summer of 1968. Student activists were joined by workers, farmers, and other groups in taking to the streets and demanding changes to the ruling government’s authoritarian practices. The government’s violent repression of those protests culminated in the Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2 in Mexico City. Fifty years later, Susana Draper and Bruno Bosteels discuss that fateful season. 

Susana Draper is an associate professor at Princeton University in the Department of Comparative Literature. Bruno Bosteels is a professor at Colombia University in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.  

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

Bosteels speak to audience.
Bruno Bosteels speaks on the literature around Mexico 68. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira)

Draper speaks to audience.
Susana Draper speaks on the resistance following Mexico 68, October 2018. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira)

Audience Q&A
Students in the audience ask questions to panelists. (Photo by Isable Nogueira)


Government troops move into the Zocalo in October 1968. (Photo courtesy of cel-li.)
Government troops move into the Zocalo in October 1968. (Photo courtesy of cel-li.)