CMAS Spring 2014 Conference: Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution
Wed, February 5, 2014 • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Bluebonnet I and II, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin, 303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701
The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) will host an academic conference titled, Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change, taking place February 5-7, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
The goal of the conference is to trace various efforts to imagine a better, more inclusive political future, especially efforts rooted in the anarchist legacy of the Mexican Revolution. In 1903, the Flores-Magón brothers declared, “La Constitucion ha muerto” on a banner which they hung outside the offices of the anti-Porfirista newspaper El Hijo del Ahuizote in Mexico City. The routes of exile they traveled following this watershed proclamation created opportunities for insurgent Mexicans and their sympathizers – first, on the Texas-Mexico border and then across the globe – to form radical communities through a variety of media. Of particular interest is how these “sueños de libertad” galvanized communities at the turn of the century in cities ranging from San Antonio, Laredo, Chicago, Los Angeles, and St. Louis to Alcoy, Barcelona, and Moscow.
Along with a mixed media exhibition at Mexic-Arte Museum, we wish to revisit these early 20th century articulations of transnational collaboration as we discuss their anarchist spirit and global legacies.
- 6:00 pm, Welcome
- 6:30 pm, Keynote Address: Claudio Lomintz (Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University), "Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution."
- 7:30 pm, Reception
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