El Museo del Barrio (104th and 5th Ave)
Fri, Nov 16 at 7:30pm. Opening ceremonies and reception, welcoming remarks and greetings from guests from North America and international observers, short videos, special guest speaker Daniel Berrigan, one of the most reknowned social justice activists for the last 40 years, a surprise speaker and live performances.
Hunter College School of Social Work (79th and Lexington)
Sat, Nov 17 at 10am. The keynote speaker is Tomas Hirsch, Spokesperson for Humanism in Latin America and the 2005 Chilean Presidential candidate for “Juntos Podemos Mas”, the broadest left-wing alliance since the time of Salvador Allende. His new book, The End of Prehistory: A path to freedom, has a foreward by Bolivian President Evo Morales. He will bring direct experience and new insights about Latin America’s New Left as well as the process of integration and how it applies to North America.
Sunday, Nov 18 at 12noon. American premiere of the film “Fraude Mexico 2006”. Luis Mandoki’s documentary which covers the turbulent 2006 election was censored by Warner Bros. fearing the controversy it would create. Other distributors have picked it up and it will be opening in Mexico on Nov 15th. Pablo Mandoki will be present at the showing as the executive representative for his brother Lu