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Arise! The Mexican Revolution’s Global Impact
Wed, April 26 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFree – $12.00
With Author Christina Heatherton
The Mexican Revolution was a global event that catalyzed international radicals in unexpected sites and struggles. Christina Heatherton’s book Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution reveals how activists around the world found inspiration and solidarity in revolutionary Mexico. Heatherton traces the paths of Black American artist Elizabeth Catlett, Indian anti-colonial activist M.N. Roy, Mexican revolutionary leader Ricardo Flores Magón, Okinawan migrant organizer Paul Shinsei Kōchi, Soviet feminist Alexandra Kollontai, and other key figures. From art collectives and farm worker strikes to prison “universities,” Arise! reconstructs how radical organizers found new ways to fight global capitalism and forge an anti-racist internationalism from below.
Christina Heatherton is the Elting Associate Professor of American Studies and Human Rights at Trinity College. With Jordan T. Camp she edited Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter and Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond. She currently codirects the Trinity Social Justice Initiative and is co-host and co-producer of the SJI’s podcast Conjuncture.
Arise! is available from the publisher, University of California Press.