VOICES OF LATIN AMERICA
LAB’s major new book, Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism was published on 18 January 2019.
You can buy copies of the book at: https://developmentbookshop.com/voices-of-latin-america
The US edition of the book is published by Monthly Review Press in association with LAB and Practical Action Publishing. For details of US orders, click here. The US launch is on Thursday May 16, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Speakers include: Voices of Latin America editor, Tom Gatehouse; Brooklyn Museum Director of Education, Adjoa Jones de Almeida; Land is Life Executive Director, Casey Box; political sociologist Gabriel Hetland; and feminist and NYC Latin American activist, Camila Valle. More details here.
Guest speakers at the London launch (both ‘voices’ in the book) were Pavel Nuñez, a musician, social media activist and educator from Honduras, and distinguished Brazilian writer, journalist and campaigner, Eliane Brum. Richard Bourne spoke about LAB’s other new publication, Amazon Besieged, by Mauricio Torres and Sue Branford. You can watch the live-stream of the launch, made for LAB by Kary Stewart, here.
The fruit of four years work, Voices is based on interviews with 74 social movement activists in 14 countries. These are the people from whom progressive change is coming to the region: they can inspire us all.