Liberation Forum: The Haitian Revolution & Reportback from India

January 18, 2019 at 7pm - 10pm
encuentro 5
9A Hamilton Pl
Boston, MA 02108
United States
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Kontan Jou Endepandans Ayisyan! Happy Haitian Independence Day! On January 1, Ayiti celebrated its 215th year of Independence from French colonial rule.

Join the Boston Branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation as we commemorate the Haitian Revolution, which granted Haiti independence on the first day of 1804. As the first free Black republic in the world, Haiti served as a revolutionary inspiration, as well as a source of material support for other Latin American and Afro-diasporic nations across the globe in their own anti-colonial struggles. We will analyze the Revolution, from the perils of colonization and the impacts left on Haiti today, to the crucial role that women played, a narrative often left out. As we commemorate the victory of January 1, 1804, we’ll be enjoying some traditional Haitian food as well.

PSL member Satya Mohapatra recently traveled to his home state of Odisha in India. Satya will be reporting back on his trip, providing some snapshots of those resistance struggles; their triumphs, contradictions, and impasses.

India - the land of million mutinies is going through big changes. After decolonization the Indian government has given way to rapid capitalist transformation. Even with all that, the working class resistance still stands strong; so also the indigenous people's fight for survival; so also the civil society's resistance.

*Note: Food and drink will be provided. Childcare will be available upon request (please message the PSL Boston facebook page). Unfortunately E5 is not wheelchair accessible.

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