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Tertulia Migrante, a Migrant Roots Media literary circle

  • Esmeralda's Café 1058 West Club Boulevard Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)

Join Migrant Roots Media for a five-part discussion of Eduardo Galeano's ground-breaking book, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (1971).

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Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, poet, artist, and editor best known for Open Veins, which analyzes the history of the Americas as a whole, from the time of European colonization to the formation of contemporary Latin America, describing the effects of European and later United States economic exploitation and political dominance over the region.

Galeano was exiled from Uruguay a few years after writing Open Veins and the book was banned under the right-wing military governments of Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Needless to say, the book was a powerful and timely anti-imperialist statement and aligns with the visions and goals of Migrant Roots Media to critically examine the root causes of global migration.


Session breakdown:

Session 1 (9/4): Introduction & Chapter 1
Session 2 (9/18): Chapter 2
Session 3 (10/2): Chapters 3 & 4
Session 4 (10/16): Chapter 5
Session 5 (10/30): Final chapter & debrief

Time: 6-7:30pm

Location: Esmeralda's Cafe at Northgate Mall (we support small, migrant-owned businesses!) They have delicious coffee and Central American food! Esmeralda is from Honduras.

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Enter through door 10, walk 20 steps and you'll see it in front of you.

“Latin America is the region of open veins. Everything, from the discovery until our times, has always been transmuted into European— or later United States— capital, and as such has accumulated in distant centers of power. Everything: the soil, its fruits and its mineral-rich depths, the people and their capacity to work and to consume, natural resources and human resources.” - from Galeano's introduction to Open Veins

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