Author Arnold August Book Tour: “Cuba and its Neighbours” Democracy in Motion”

Jan 21, 2014 by

Participatory Democracy in Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia

Arnold August speaks on peoples’ democracy and empowerment in the ALBA countries, which form the bulwark of anti-imperialism in Latin America. His book explores Cuba’s unique form of democracy, presenting a detailed analysis of Cuba’s electoral process. By also comparing the practices in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador with the US system, August shows that people’s participation in politics and society is not limited to a US-defined understanding of democracy, a largely non-participatory system. Cuba (and Venezuela) are laboratories where democratization is continually in motion, creating new ways for people to participate.

Monday, Feb. 3, 4 pm
 Loyola University Room TBA 
1052 W Loyola Ave, Chicago
 Sponsored by Department of Sociology

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2 pm
Purdue University North Central
Room TBA 
Westville, Indiana

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6 pm 
Participatory Democracy in Venezuela 
Consulate General of Venezuela in Chicago 
20 N. Wacker, Suite 1925

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12:30 pm
 Democracy in Motion: Social Change in Latin America
 Purdue University, Calumet Y Jean Chambers Theater, SULB 3rd Floor
 Hammond, Indiana 
Sponsored by Communications & Creative Arts, History & Political Science for Global Studies

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 pm
 DePaul University, 
Schmitt Academic Center 154 
2320 N. Kenmore, Chicago 
Sponsored by Department of History

Thursday Feb. 6,    7 pm
Democracy in the U.S., Cuba and Venezuela
 Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 
Bolton Hall 150, 
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, 
Sponsors: Wisconsin Committee to Normalize Relations with Cuba, Peace Action, Latin America Solidarity Committee


For more info: Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5, Stan Smith 773-322-3168

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