Author to Discuss the Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency

A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency

A Book Presentation and Discussion with Author Jeff Conant

At the Center for Media and Democracy TV

Thursday, September 9th, 6:30 – 8 pm

294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vermont (At the corner of North Winooski and Archibald)

Free and open to the public. Parking is available.

Author Jeff Conant presents his new book, A Poetics of Resistance (AK Press, 2010), which explores the means, meanings, and mythos behind the Zapatista image. The first “postmodern revolution” presented itself to the world through a complex web of propaganda in every available medium: the colorful communiqués of Subcomandante Marcos, the ski masks, uniforms, dolls, murals, songs, and weapons both symbolic and real. Conant breaks down the strategies employed by the Zapatistas in building their public image, drawing out useful lessons for social movements around the globe.

Jeff Conant is an author and activist living in the SF Bay area. He is a Fellow with the Oakland Institute, a coordinating committee member of *La Red VIDA* (the InterAmerican Network for the Defense of the Right to Water), a permaculturalist, and is currently involved in efforts to promote climate justice at the grassroots as well as at the international level. He is the author of A Community Guide to Environmental Health, and the recipient of a 2010 Project Censored Award for his coverage of the World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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