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Radical Americas Symposium 2015

Paulo Freire

UCL Institute of the Americas
14-15 September

Radical Americas 2015
Radical Americas 2015 has just finished, and our conference delegates are on their way home having come from as far afield as the United States, Spain and Germany. Our third such gathering went very well, and we would like to thank our hosts, UCL Institute of the Americas, for their ongoing hospitality and cooperation. Particular thanks to Jonathan Bell, Oscar Martinez Gonzalez and Abi Espie. If you are interested in seeing the panels and papers presented, the programme is available here...

Get Involved with the Network
We held a meeting to discuss the future of the network, and there were a host of great ideas from those who attended. Below are some of the priorities for the network; please get in touch if you want to help out in any way.

Radicals in America
The conference saw a book presentation by Christopher Phelps, co-author (with Howard Brick) of 'Radicals in America', with responses from Alex Goodall, Sinead McEneaney and Nick Witham. Find out more about the book here...

Black Lives Matter
Our second plenary roundtable looked at the Black Lives Matter movement. Althea Legal-Miller discussed Black Lives Matter in the context of the civil rights and black power movements; Ashok Kumar discussed some of the tensions within the movement as well as aspects of transatlantic solidarity; and Graham Denyer Willis gave the comparative example of Brazil where police violence manifests itself in some similar ways. The panel was moderated by Nick Grant. A video of the event is available to watch here...

Walter Rodney Petition
Message from Dr. Andy Higginbottom:
Dear sisters and brothers,
Campaign to continue the enquiry into the assassination of great Guyanese historian and socialist Walter Rodney may be found here...
Please sign and circulate - this is one where international pressure will make a difference. If you have a position/organisation please put with your signature.

Forgotten Umbrellas We had three umbrellas left behind; two have now been identified by their owners and one remains - any claimants?

Baked Goods Many delegates asked for the recipes of the baked goods, so here you go: