dignity and defiance book tour

Dignity and Defiance, Stories from Bolivia’s Challenge to Globalization.

“This is the little-known story of a people that has dared to fight back against the most powerful economic forces on the planet, told by writers with the courage to dig relentlessly for the truth and the humility to stand back and let their subjects speak for themselves. Enraging, unsparing, inspiring.”

—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

As the U.S. enters a new political era, what can we learn from one nation’s battle to define its own way forward in a globalizing world? Dignity and Defiance is the story of one country, Bolivia, but it is representative of many countries around the world. The book tells the story of Bolivia's citizen uprisings against the privatization of its natural resources. It travels to jungles and jails to trace the human impact of the U.S. war on drugs. It pedals by bike across the Bolivian highlands to document the disaster left behind by an Enron/Shell oil spill. It digs deep to trace how IMF economic policies led to bloodshed on the steps of the Bolivian Presidential Palace.


February 2 — Berkeley, CA
When: 3:00 pm
Where: The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Goldberg Room. 2778 Bancroft Way @ Piedmont Ave.

February 3 — San Francisco, CA
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. (between 24th and 25th St.)

February 4 — Marin County, CA
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur

February 5 — Portland, OR
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Portland State University; Smith Memorial Student Union Building (SMSU) Multicultural Center, Room 228, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland

February 5 — Seattle, WA
When: 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Where: Seattle University, Schafer Auditorium, Lemieux Library

February 6 — Seattle, WA
When: 7:00 pm
Where: University of Washington, HUB 310

February 8 — Albuquerque, NM
When: 2:00 pm
Where: The University of New Mexico, Student Union Building (SUB), Film Center (lower level), 801 Yale NE, Albuquerque
Part of the Sin Fronteras Film Festival

February 9 — Santa Fe, NM
When: 6:00 pm
Where: El Museo Cultural, The Santa Fe Railyard
1615 Paseo De Peralta #B, Santa Fe

February 10 — Santa Fe, NM
When: 6:00 pm
Where: St John's College, Junior Common Room, 2nd Floor
Peterson Student Center, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe

February 12 — College Park, MD
When: 1:00 pm
Where: University of Maryland – College Park, Tydings 1136

February 12 — Washington DC
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Busboys and Poets, 1390 V St NW @ 14th, Washington

February 13 — Washington DC
When: Noon
Where: George Washington University (The Elliott School), 1957 E St., Suite 505, NW Washington

February 14 — Falls Church, VA
When: 2:00 pm
Where: Santa Maria Episcopal Church, 7000 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church

February 17 — New York, NY
When: 6:00 pm
Where: The New School, 66 W. 12th St., Room 510, New York

February 18 — New York, NY
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bethune and Bank), New York

February 19 — Boston, MA
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Boston University, The Jacob Sleeper Auditorium CGS building,
871 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

February 20 — Boston, MA
When: 7:00 pm
Where: The Jamaica Plain Forum
First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU
6 Eliot St. (across from the monument),
Jamaica Plain

February 21 - South Hadley, MA
When: 11:00 am
Where: The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., The Village Commons, S.

February 21 — Northampton, MA
When: 3:00 pm
Where: Smith College, Neilson Browsing Room, Northampton

February 23 — St Paul/Minneapolis, MN
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Macalester College, John B Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall, Campus Center, Lower Level

February 24 — Chicago, IL
When: 6:00 pm
Where: The University of Chicago
International House, 1414 E. 59th St., Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO: P.O. Box 22157 San Francisco, CA 94122
BOLIVIA: Casilla 5283, Cochabamba, Bolivia
TEL: (415) 564-4767
WEB: http://www.democracyctr.org
E-MAIL: contact@democracyctr.org

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