Past Summer & Winter Symposiums

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019- 11:00 am
POSTPONED
Localism & a New Democacy

Yonam Ayon, Steve Gloss & Georgeann Johnson

Localism describes a range of political philosophies which prioritize the local. Generally, localism supports local production and consumption of goods, local control of government, and promotion of local history, local culture and local identity. It'...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019- 11:00 am
Film
Tomorrow

Showing solutions may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through. Tomorrow (in French: Demain) is a 2015 French documentary film that has the distinction of not giving...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
Neoliberalism

The U.S. public is beginning to learn a new word: neoliberalism. This is in spite of the fact that neoliberalism as an ideology has informed the policies of our political leaders for the last four decades. It has brought us lax environmental...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Woman at War

Film: “Woman at War,"   starring Halldora Geirharosdottir as an eco-feminist

This film is a taut environmental thriller whose protagonist is a charismatic choir director. It takes place in...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
A Fourth Transformation: Is Mexico Ready for Social Justice?

Hector Ulloa

Mexico is in the midst of great changes. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO for short), has pledged to end the corruption that has been endemic in the country and raise the living standards of the poor. These are just a couple of the more...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Los Olvidados (The Forgotten Ones)

The 1950 Mexican classic “Los Olvidados” (The Forgotten Ones is a dark picture of the violent life of destitute children in Mexico City. Director Luis Buñuel received the Best Director award for it at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is also known...

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019- 11:00 am
Film
Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful (La vita e bella) is a 1997 Italian comedy-drama directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Benigni’s character is an Italian Jewish father in a family consisting of his wife and small son. In the 1940s they are rounded up...

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019- 11:00 am
Film
The Conformist

Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterpiece, The Conformist (Il Conformista) from 1970,  is based upon the novel of the same name by Alberto Moravia. It is beautifully played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli and Dominique Sanda.

The...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
What is Socialism Today?

Betsy Bowman & Cliff DuRand

Socialism has become a key word in the current political campaign in the US. Republicans accuse Democrats of all being “socialists,” whatever that means. Bernie Sanders is the only Presidential candidate who proudly embraces the label, defining his...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs

Bernie Sanders inspired a generation - but who inspired him? “American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs” is the culmination of five years of research and production. Its inspiration was the use of the word “socialist” as a political...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019- 8:30 am
March

COCECIN & Colectivo Guardianes de la Cuenca

Say NO to Toxic Mining in Dolores Hidalgo

Citizens and environmentalists fear irreversible damage if the Canadian company, Argonaut Gold, carries out its plans to begin operations in the Cerro del Gallo mining project which would exploit 20 thousand 270 hectares of land in the southern region...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Bisbee '17

Bisbee ’17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border.

Radically combining collaborative...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
Fascism in the 21st Century

Gregory Diamant, Cliff DuRand & Arturo Yarish

Now more than ever, authoritarianism, bigotry, misogyny and social tyranny seem to be in the forefront of our political reality. Not just in the United States, but in most of the world, specters that once seemed (erroneously) to be buried have arisen...

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Seasons

In Seasons (2015), Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when—in a relatively short period of time...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Microcosmos

Microcosmos (1996), produced by Jacques Perrin, is an amazing film that allows us to peer deeply into the insect world and marvel at creatures we casually condemn to squishing. The making of this film took three years, developing specialized...

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
The 2020 Elections; Shall we pray or Organize?

Have you heard the good news?
The 2020...

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Knock Down the House

“This all-access, dig-in-and-dig-deep documentary from...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019- 5:00 pm

Educación Colaborativa

Focus on Food

Pilar Quintanilla, María de Jesús Zermeño, Luis Suárez & Students of Agriculture and Gastronomy

This is the fourth...

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019- 10:30 am
Talk
Women in Mexico's Political Transition

Laura Carlsen

The new administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador came into office on the promise, among other things, of gender equality in government. In numbers, it has complied--the MORENA-dominated Congress and the new cabinet are have made history by being...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
The First Four Months of the AMLO Presidency: An Assessment

Laura Carlsen

Noted journalist Laura Carlsen returns to San Miguel to analyze the first four months of Mexico’s new government.  Since taking office December 1, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO for short) has been introducing sweeping changes, turning...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film
The War on Democracy

A Film by John Pilger

The U.S. is at it again – trying to overthrow a Latin American government and claiming it is in the name of democracy. This time it is Venezuela. It’s an old game and the corporate media is falling for it again. Journalist John Pilger gives us a...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019- 5:00 pm
Film, Ser Mujer
Chavela

Known only as “Chavela,” Isabel Vargas was born in Costa Rica in 1919 and moved to Mexico at a young age, eventually becoming a Mexican citizen. The throaty ranchero singer and guitarist dressed as a man, smoked cigars, drank heavily, carried a gun,...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film
Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

Alex Gibney’s documentary “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream” is based on the book "740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building."  This is home to some of the wealthiest Americans....

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film
BlacKkKlansman

Sometimes, truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Spike Lee's Oscar nominated BlacKkKlansman addresses America's racial disparity from a truly novel perspective. A black detective (played by John David Washington, the son of Denzel Washington...

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019- 3:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Self-defense Class for Women

The best self-defense strategies and techniques work equally well for men and women, but let’s face it: Women really need them because they’re assaulted more often than men. Statistics indicate that one in three women will be the victim of some type...

Friday, Mar 22, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
The Green New Deal

Georgeann Johnson & Peter Weisberg

What is the Green New Deal? What Can It Do? What are its Limitations? The Green New Deal (GND) is getting a lot of attention these days...and rightly so as the potential of the Green New Deal to address climate change and global warming is the single...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019- 5:00 pm
Film, Ser Mujer
Emma Guerra

Emma Guerra Arguero is an inspiration. In 2016 She was teaching 29 students, Grades 1 - 6, in one room in an isolated country school in El Lindero, Guanajuato, Mexico. The village is registered as "La Carrera Contra El Hambre" - one of the poorest in...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Cowspiracy

Have you ever wondered what the elephant in the room is regarding global warming that nobody, including leading environmental organization, wants to talk about? The film 'Cowspiracy,' based on the book “The Sustainability Secret,” presents concepts...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film
SEED: The Untold Story

In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists,...

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019- 3:00 pm
Film, Ser Mujer
Festival de películas feministas latinas

Ser Mujer se complace en ofrecer una serie de cortometrajes originales del primer festival de cine feminista latina celebrado en la Ciudad de México en diciembre de 2018 y están en español. Los organizadores del festival estarán en San Miguel para...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
Fascism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Gregory Diamant

What do we mean when we use the term “fascism”? Do we apply it only to Europe in the first half of the 20th century? What is the relationship, if any, to autocracy, post fascism and neo-fascism? Fascism is a word often used to describe...

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019- 5:00 pm
Film, Ser Mujer
Dolores

Cate Poe

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, but least well known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have largely gone unrecognized. Dolores...

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
Nazi Medicine: Are There Lessons for Today?

Dan Neuspiel

Prior to the advent of fascism in 1933, Germany’s medical profession was considered the most prominent in the world, a center of great discoveries. Yet German doctors joined the Nazi party in greater relative numbers than any other profession,...

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
¡Salud!

When will we all have health care? When will we train doctors for service? When will thousands of health professionals volunteer to serve worldwide in poor areas? Right now, says Cuba. The film ¡Salud! takes you into the widely celebrated...

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019- 10:00 am
Ser Mujer
Community Conversations

Ser Mujer invites the women of San Miguel to get together throughout the day on Sunday, March 10.

Join a group of 6 – 8 women or create your own group for a 60 – 90 minute discussion with the goal of deepening friendships and mutual...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
The Crisis of Neoliberalism & 9-11 in Hindsight

Betsy Bowman

The periodic crises or disruptions that we see in the accumulation and concentration of capital – that is to say in the process of the unfolding of capital's fundamental dynamism – of capitalism itself – always find solutions. Whether they are good...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019- 5:00 pm
Film, Ser Mujer
Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Paula James

In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening - women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times -...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
Rebel Cities on the Rise: The Richmond, CA. Story

Steve Early

After his 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders urged his millions of supporters to remain active in electoral politics at the local level—by running for school board, city council or mayor in cities...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019- 11:00 am The True Cost

The True Cost is a documentary about clothing.  It's about the cloths we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world.  The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental...

Sunday, Mar 3, 2019- 10:30 am
Ser Mujer
Twenty Years of Advances for Women in Mexico

Alejandra Cervantes

Over the last 20 years, Mexico has progressed considerably towards the recognition of women as subjects of rights reducing the historical...

Friday, Mar 1, 2019- 6:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Multi-media Art Event to Celebrate Women's History Month

Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and entertainment and a cash bar. Our special guest is Veronica Cruz, founder of Las Libres and winner of the International Human Rights award.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
Why Socialism?

Cliff DuRand, Liz Mestres & Bob Stone

Bernie Sanders has put the word “socialism” back into our current political discourse. Other politicians and the media have tried to ignore his "democratic socialism.” However, young people (and others) today are not afraid of the ‘S’ word, although...

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
The American Ruling Class

Former Harpers Magazine editor Lewis Lapham wrote The American Ruling Class, a film about the elite that makes the big decisions in the country. Whether there is a ruling class in the United States used to be a controversial question in a...

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Today’s independent investigative journalists take as their watchword I. F. Stone’s premise –“All governments lie.” At a time when profit driven corporate media serves the interests of powerful elites, a democratic republic desperately needs...

Friday, Feb 22, 2019- 6:00 pm

Educación Colaborativa

Challenges of Biodiversity in San Miguel de Allende

Alejandra Quezada, Atahualpa Caldera Sosa & Jennifer Ungemach

In its series of discussions on “Re-Imagining San Miguel de Allende as a Sustainable Community,” the Education Collaborative is examining the Environmental Agenda developed by...

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Don’t Give Up Your Voice

In 2015, a year before Trump was elected in the U.S., Argentina elected president Macri. These two are remarkably similar in how they campaigned and the policies they promote. Argentines have mounted creative resistance - worker coops, street protests...

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Blackout in Puerto Rico & The Battle for Paradise

Discussion with Rosario Betsaida and Dr David Stea

PBS’s Frontline video about Hurricane Maria “Blackout in Puerto Rico” gives us a look at economic and institutional conditions preceding Maria and what happened in the few months afterwards. In "The Battle for Paradise," Naomi Klein, noted critic of...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019- 6:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Walk with Us

The migrant crisis through the eyes of Pastor Ignacio Martinez, the founder of ABBA safehouse in Celaya, “It’s not about us - it’s about the dignity of our brother ‘travellers.”

It started when Ignacio and his family took food...

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Roma

Roma has been nominated for ten academy awards including best picture. Set in the La Roma neighborhood of Mexico City in the 1970s, the film’s recreation of the place and time is shown through the eyes of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a live-in...

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs

Q&A with director Yale Strom & Co-Writer Elizabeth Schwartz

Bernie Sanders inspired a generation - but who inspired him? “American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs” is the culmination of five years of research and production. Its inspiration was the use of the word “socialist” as a political...

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
The Rosenberg Case Today

Robert Meeropol

Robert Meeropol is the youngest son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. In 1953, when he was six years old, the United States Government executed his parents for “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb.” In his presentation of the Rosenberg case...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
The Young Marx

Oscar nominated Haitian director Raoul Peck( “I’m Not Your Negro”) takes up the life and works of Karl Marx, instigator of one of the most important social revolutions in history, along with his friend Frederick Engels.

From the excellent...

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
The Changing State of Politics in Latin America

Henry Veltmeyer

“Globalization has, over the last two decades, structurally adjusted local communities to conform to a new world order. It is no surprise then that social discontent is widespread in those countries where large portions of the population have not...

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
Populism: Why Now and Could it Happen Here?

Jon Allen

Jon Allen served as Canada's Ambassador to Spain from 2010-16 where he witnessed a surge in right wing populism in Italy, France, the Netherlands and Austria, as well as its left-wing manifestations in Greece and Spain. He will look at the...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019- 11:00 am
Talk
Will Donald Trump Survive? Will We Survive Donald Trump?

Jeff Faux

No one can predict the course of history. But with chaos and conflict engulfing Washington, the next two years are particularly uncertain, and dangerous – for the US, Mexico and the rest of the world.

...

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Walk with Us

Join us for the world premiere of a new documentary that looks at the migrant crisis through the eyes of Pastor Ignacio Martinez, the founder of ABBA house in Celaya, (which is supported by Caminamos...

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
The People Speak

Historian Howard Zinn has opened the eyes of millions to the role of ordinary people in the making of our nation’s history in his 1980 book, A People’s History of the United States. His message was that history doesn’t come from great men, it...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
500 Years: Life in Resistance

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019- 10:00 am
Film & Discussion
Sorry to Bother You

Directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You is a tongue-in-cheek (or is it?) dark comedy about the subtleties of our capitalist system and the way in which it can or does shape who we are and what we do. See what...

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) was appointed to the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as the second of only four women to be confirmed to the SCOTUS. At one time she was the only female Justice on the SCOTUS. Her exceptional...

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Don’t Give Up Your Voice

directed by Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young

In 2005 Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young produced a stirring documentary about how Argentine workers took over their enterprises in the midst of the country’s 2001 economic crisis when owners abandoned their workplaces. To preserve their very livelihood...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
Misogny, Racism & Anti-Semitism

Gregory Diamant & Paula James, moderated by Trish Snyder

We live in a time when social sociopathy seems to be rearing its virulent head with more and energy. Different but related types of hate are spewing out their bile in our society. Please join Paula James and Gregory Diamant in exploring these poisons...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019- 10:00 am
Talk
Life After the Holocene: A Worldly Parable in Earthly Perspective

Matthew Ally

This talk begins with a worldly parable, ends with an earthly one, and touches on several ecological truths along the path between. Where have we come to? How did we get here? Where might we go? These are the pressing questions of our time.

It...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
King in the Wilderness

“the fierce urgency of now” – Martin Luther King

The Center for Global Justice celebrates the birth date of Martin Luther King by looking at the last years of King’s life and his moral boldness that many preferred to ignore. This is...

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019- 1:00 pm
Talk
Marx on Emancipation & Socialist Goals: Retrieving Marx for the Future

Bob Ware

Philosopher Bob Ware’s new book retrieves the emancipatory thought of Karl Marx for our times and for our future. Often maligned as out of date, Marx’s work is now enjoying a revival as increasing numbers are looking for an alternative to a failing...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Ayotzinapa: The Turtle's Way

Over four years ago the disappearance and murder of 43 students from Ayotzinapa became a scandal that rocked the nation and tarnished Mexico’s officialdom at all levels – political, military and the police. Now President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Fahrenheit 11-9

For those who still wonder how someone like Donald Trump could become President, Michael Moore’s latest film exposes an uncomfortable reality. It wasn’t the Russians. The Democratic Party, imbedded with...

Friday, Oct 26, 2018- 5:30 pm

@ El Sindicato Centro Cultural Comunitario

Reimagining San Miguel de Allende: Cities in Transition

Silvia González & Alberto Aveleyra

“Cities in Transition” is the second discussion in the monthly “Reimagining San Miguel as a Sustainable Community” series. Following introductory presentations by Silvia González, who works with the Transition Towns Network in Querétaro and Alberto...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018- 5:00 pm

@ Centro Impulso Social Barrio Las Cuevitas, Calzada a la Estación, S/N

Reimagining San Miguel de Allende as a Sustainable Community

Leticia Merino, Graciela Martínez & Henry Miller

This was the first in a series of monthly discussions on "Reimagining San Miguel de Allende as a Sustainable Community" based on the Agenda Ambiental 2018, developed by a special multidisciplinary seminar in the UNAM. The Agenda outlines the most...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death

President Trump claims trade wars are easy to win. So far he has demonstrated they are easy to start. It remains to be seen how they will end. It is also easy to start military wars, as presidents from LBJ to George W. Bush have shown. Based on Norman...

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
The Coming War on China

If you’ve been thinking that the current trade war with China is confined to trade, think again. In 2016, the renowned documentarian, John Pilger, completed his film, “The Coming War on China,” a detailed look at the American strategy geared toward...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
The End of Neoliberalism

Cliff Durand

The collapse of liberal democracy and the rolling crisis of neoliberalism converge with other crises to leave us disoriented in a world that seems to be falling apart. Is unbridled global capitalism self-destructing? Will we go down with it?

...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
Blue Gold: World Water Wars

"Blue Gold: World Water Wars" was originally released in 2008 but its message is even more relevant today.  As world fresh water supplies decrease the looming specter of water wars is becoming more apparent.  We didn't get the message in 2008 and we'...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018- 11:00 pm
Talk
Why Palestine?

Pedro Gellert

Dr. Pedro Gellert, a professor from Mexico City, will address why the question of Israel/Palestine is an increasingly important part of the progressive agenda. The talk will also deal with some broader questions such as the role of the Israel Lobby,...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silent Majority

This film focuses on the prehistory of the current Israeli territory and its occupants as well as the changes that have occurred since 1947, mostly due to US backed Israeli policies and financing. The conflict has been characterized by sporadic...

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018- 3:00 pm
Talk
"Hear Me" Book Launch

Sallie Latch

Join Sallie Latch to present her new book Here Me, Raw Rare Interviews Syrian Refugees and Other Heroes of the Refugee Crisis in Greece

...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Is Tourism Ruining San Miguel?

Alberto Aveleyra

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful colonial era city that we all love. Who has the right to this city, the right to shape it into a livable space? Is it the hotel owners, the restaurateurs, the developers, the realtors and the politicians? How about...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
500 Years: Life in Resistance

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Continuity and Change in Cuba

Cliff DuRand

For the first time in six decades Cuba has a president who is not a Castro and who was born since the 1959 Revolution. The generation that made the Revolution is being replaced with a new generation of leaders. Cuba is changing. Yet there is also...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
Cuba and the Cameraman

Cuba and the Cameraman is a very human chronicle of life in revolutionary Cuba told through the camera of Jon Alpert. Over 42 years he repeatedly visited the island with his video camera, returning to befriend three Cuban families as well as...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
U.S. Midterm Elections and Beyond

Mark Bilker & Gregory Diamant

The 2016 U. S. election was a devastating loss for progressives in the United States. With the Republican sweep of both national and local offices, many of the gains and protections that had been taken for granted are being swept away. Ethical and...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
King in the Wilderness

This documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the last few years of his life, from the vital role he played in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968. While King’s leadership during the bus boycotts, the sit-ins and...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Assessing the Mexican Elections

Laura Carlsen and Elisa Servin

The July 1 Presidential election here in Mexico is a watershed. Going into the voting the progressive populist Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a decisive lead over the neoliberal candidates from PRI and PAN in spite of concerted campaigns to...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
SEED: The Untold Story

In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists,...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Water Politics & Privatization in Mexico

Dylan Terrell

Mexico’s 1917 Constitution protected the natural resources of the country from private appropriation. The land, oil, mineral resources, and water were to belong to the nation. They were part of the commons. Over the last three decades, and...

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
The Next American Revolution

With the long decline in US manufacturing and today's economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
The Young Marx

Oscar nominated Haitian director Raoul Peck( “I’m Not Your Negro”) takes up the life and works of Karl Marx, instigator of one of the most important social revolutions in history, along with his friend Frederick Engels.

From the excellent...

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018- 1:00 pm

SER MUJER & the Center for Global Justice present

Social Movements in Guatemala

Sandra Moran

Sandra Moran is a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, an elected member of the Guatemalan Congress for the Convergence Party and a tireless defender of women’s rights will discuss the current political situation in Guatemala and the role of social...

Friday, Mar 23, 2018- 9:30 am
Ser Mujer
World Water Day Trip to Pozos Ademato

Casilda Barajas & Jennifer Ungemach

Join Caminos de Agua and SECOPA (Community Services of Pozos Ademato) on Friday, March 23rd in celebration of World Water Day. Travel to the rural community of Pozos Ademato to see the work of a dedicated group of women fighting for health in their...

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018- 2:00 pm
Ser Mujer

A Benefit for Caminos de Agua

Honoring Mother Earth on World Water Day

Rebecca Peterson

A fun and meditative arts workshop involving embodied writing, journaling and the making of a huge banner.

Water as feminine agency, flow, power, connection, will be honored as well as considering water in our daily lives, and where and how we...

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018- 11:00 am

Caminos de Agua, i3: Ideas that Inform and Inspire & the Center for Global Justice present

World Water Day—An Information Forum

A Panel Discussion

San Miguel and surrounding communities face unprecedented water challenges. Our water comes from a large underground aquifer that is declining at an alarming rate. Wells are going dry, and the water that remains contains harmful minerals that cannot...

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018- 1:00 pm
Performance
Marx in Soho

Marx will be played by Gregory Diamant

2018 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. In order to mark this bicentenary, the Center for Global Justice is presenting a staged reading of the play, Marx in Soho by the acclaimed radical historian, Howard Zinn.

The play takes...

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018- 7:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Sold

Representatives from Comision Unidos

Produced by Emma Thompson, Sold tells the story of a brave, 13-year-old girl from Nepal who dreams of buying a tin roof for her family home, only to be tricked and trafficked to a prison brothel in India where she is coerced into bonded...

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018- 1:00 pm
Talk
Coops Around the World

Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo, Yolanda Millan & Cliff DuRand

Cooperatives are a growing alternative to working for a corporation, an alternative where there are no bosses, workers own and manage their own business and receive the benefits of their work rather than enriching absentee investors. Such democratic...

Friday, Mar 16, 2018- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Berta Vive

A powerful documentary about the work of Berta Caceres, an environmental activist from Honduras. Berta’s pursuit of environmental justice continues after her death. On March 2nd, 2016 news of Berta Caceres’ murder shook the world. The woman whose...

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Getting to Know You: Canadians & USians in Dialog

Canadians and USians are invited to dialog about the strengths and weaknesses of our respective countries. We are neighbors with a common language and share a long unfortified border, yet know too little about each other. What can we learn by...

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore’s film “Where To Invade Next” is a welcome antidote to America First chauvinism. Moore takes us to numerous European countries to highlight more progressive social policies in areas of education, the prison system, drug policy, the...

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Cuba and the Cameraman

Cuba and the Cameraman is a very human chronicle of life in revolutionary Cuba told through the camera of Jon Alpert. Over 42 years he repeatedly visited the island with his video camera, returning to befriend three Cuban families as well as...

Monday, Mar 12, 2018- 12:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Con Madre

Janet Jarman & Clancy McCarty

“Every two minutes, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth—that’s about 720 deaths every day. But 98 percent of those are preventable”. To combat the highest mortality rates in Central America, indigenous women in Guatemala...

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018- 12:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Love Our Planet

Mila Villasana

We invite children (ages 4-8) to join us in the Sala Literaria (Bellas Artes) to learn about simple ways we can help our mother Earth.

Children will learn about resource conservation in fun...

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018- 10:00 am
de conversatorio a participatorio

Organized by El Sindicato Cultural Comunitario & the Center for Global Justice

Water Forum 2018: In Defense of Water

How are we responding to the deepening water crisis? And, how can we be more effective? Building on the analysis presented in the first day of the Water Forum 2018, to be held at the Charco del Ingenio on Friday, March 9, we will regroup to look at...

Friday, Mar 9, 2018- 9:00 am

Organized by El Charco del Ingenio

Water Forum 2018: A Human Right at Risk

In anticipation of the next World Water Day and following up on the Water Forums held in 2016 and 2017, the Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden is calling an open meeting to discuss the central water issue--a common natural asset that is threatened by...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018- 6:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Woman Unfolding

Lena Bartula

“Woman Unfolding,” continues at La Huipilista Art Gallery.

Women artists have come together for a second year, to present “Woman Unfolding” an art show presenting the work of San Miguel’s women artists focusing on the theme of women in all our...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Open Arms: Responding to the Involuntary Return of Undocumented Mexican Nationals

John Simsarian

Current U.S. deportation policies present a challenge to the San Miguel community as growing numbers of Mexicans are sent here, often after many years of living in the US. In response, a local volunteer network is being organized called Caminamos...

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018- 3:00 pm
Ser Mujer, Art Opening
Woman Unfolding

Women artists have come together for a second year, to present “Woman Unfolding,” an art show presenting the work of San Miguel’s women artists focusing on the theme of women in all our stages, ages, views and our active lives. The exhibit will be...

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Equal is Equal

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

That guarantee attracted bipartisan support, and both the House and the Senate approved the Equal Rights...

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018- 7:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Two Americans

Discussion with filmmaker Valeria Fernández

The documentary Two Americans is a cautionary tale on the direction immigration policies are headed in the US, but also a hopeful exploration on the power of resiliency.

The parents of 9-year-old Katherine Figueroa are arrested when...

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
The Great White Hoax

Featuring acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, The Great White Hoax explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Resistance & the US 2018 Elections

Chuck Kelly, Peter Weisberg & Ed Wolff

The mid-term elections in the US are shaping up to be of historic importance. Will voters be able to stop the Trump Republican offensive against the common good? Can the Democratic Party be brought back to its New Deal/Great Society heritage or is it...

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
The Sleep Dealer

“Adventurous, ambitious and ingeniously futuristic, "Sleep Dealer" is a welcome surprise. It combines visually arresting science fiction done on a budget with a strong sense of social commentary in a way that few films attempt, let alone achieve...

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Life is Beautiful

This 1997 Italian comedy-drama is directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film with Vincenzo Cerami. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the...

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018- 5:30 pm
Talk

Co-sponsor: El Sindicato - Centro Cultural Comunitario

When Workers Take Control

Olivia Canales, Marco Gómez, Lucero Jiménez, Yolanda Millán y Celia Pacheco

When distressed owners shut down their workplaces, what can workers do? This was discussed last August at the 6th International Workers' Economy Gathering in Buenos Aires, Argentina....

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
Sin Nombre

Here in San Miguel we can watch the émigrés ride by on the freight trains heading to el norte. But we know little of the drama, the danger, the pathos of that middle passage. The dramatic film Sin Nombre takes us inside that experience. It is...

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018- 1:00 pm
Talk
The Current Political Situation in Mexico

Laura Carlsen

Based in Mexico City, noted journalist Laura Carlsen's Americas program is a major source of news and commentary on Mexico and Latin America for English readers (www.americas.org). Her print and broadcast...

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Requiem for the American Dream

In this teach-in by the preeminent public intellectual, Noam Chomsky explains in depth how the concentration of wealth and power has undermined the American dream of upward class mobility as well as democracy. He draws on philosophy, history and...

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth

Cliff DuRand, Susan Goldman & Roberto Robles

As we struggle to find our way out of our present morass, we need a vision of where we want to go. Historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz has been building institutions for a better society...

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018- 11:00 am
Film
Citizenfour

Directed by Oscar® nominee Laura Poitras (“My Country, My Country”), CITIZENFOUR chronicles Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s remarkable encounters with Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he hands over classified documents that...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

Discussion with Filmmaker Holly Yasui

The US has never been very welcoming to people who are “different.” Muslims, Syrian refugees, Mexican immigrants, African Americans have often faced hostility, particularly when people feel threatened by war or by economic insecurity or physical...

Monday, Feb 12, 2018- 1:00 pm
Talk

Co-sponsored with Occupy SMA

We: Reviving Social Hope

Ron Aronson

The election of Donald Trump has exposed American society’s profound crisis of hope. Ron Aronson’s book We: Reviving Social Hope is a stirring call to social activists....

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Tourism & Development in San Miguel: A Double-edged Sword

Alberto Aveleyra

San Miguel is facing a point of no return in its development. This can be seen in projects like Capilla de Piedra, that destroyed the cultural landscape and the urban integrity of the city. The challenges faced today by San Miguel --real estate...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Grutas de Tolantongo

Discussion led by director Atahualpa Caldera Sosa

Poverty, emigration, social pathologies of all sorts seem to be a dominant story in Mexico as many despair for the future.  For that reason, the success of a communal cooperative in nearby Hildago State is all the more inspiring.  There an ejidal...

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018- 1:00 pm
Talk
Medicare for All - How to get there in the U.S.

Cathy Canepa, Dan Neuspiel & Jessica Schorr Saxe

A panel of three physicians will discuss how to achieve "Medicare for All" in the U.S., a single-payer publicly financed national health program that would fully cover medical care for all Americans, while lowering costs by eliminating the profit-...

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Agriculture & Climate Change

Ercilia Sahores

The way we produce food in the current world accounts for half of all human created greenhouse gas emissions. Waste, transportation, deforestation, food processing, packaging, refrigeration and freezing add up to making agriculture one of the main...

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018- 11:00 am Agriculture & Climate Change

The way we produce food in the current world accounts for half of all human created greenhouse gas emissions. Waste, transportation, deforestation, food processing, packaging, refrigeration and freezing add up to making agriculture one of the main...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film & Discussion
Do Not Resist

Director Craig Atkinson won the Tribeca Film Festival's Best Documentary award for 2016 for Do Not Resist. As noted in The Guardian, the film “shows how US police have become an occupying army" and asks an important question: "How did we...

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
A Touch of Evil

Discussion with Gregory Diamant

Mexican Border; drugs; prostitution; corrupt US law enforcement. Sound familiar? This 1958 baroque nightmare of a south-of-the-border mystery is considered to be one of the great movies of Orson Welles, who both directed and starred in it. On...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Where Do We Go From Here?

Betsy Bowman, Cliff DuRand & Steve Gloss

The liberal political order is collapsing worldwide. Discredited neoliberal economics is resurgent. Inequality widens as a matter of public policy. Nuclear boat diplomacy threatens us all. Climate catastrophe looms. There is great anxiety as the US...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code

It is often said that racism is America’s original sin, referring to anti-Black racism. But actually there was an earlier racism against the original inhabitants of the Americas....

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
Rat Film

This new documentary highlights Baltimore's rat wars and its urban planning failures. Baltimore, like so many urban centers around the world is plagued by a rat problem. “Rat Film,” made by Baltimore resident Theo Anthony, is alternately amusing and...

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
Venezuela - Achievements and Challenges of the Bolivarian Revolution

Pedro Gellert

Since its launch nearly two decades ago, Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution has given new hope to millions in Latin America while also instilling fear among the elites in the US that a path was being blazed toward a non-capitalist way forward for that...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018- 1:00 pm
Talk
Is Trump Taking Us to a Major War?

This year’s lecture by Jeff Faux, based on a book he is now writing, will address the prospects for a major war in the next three years of the Trump government. “Major” is an important adjective because we are obviously already at war in a number of...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

President Trump has appointed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as co-chair of an Election Integrity Commission. Kobach has promoted a Republican dark operation called Crosscheck, a secret purge list that helped steal the 2016 election....

Monday, Jan 15, 2018- 11:00 am
4-Session Class Begins
International Law

Joan Roelofs

Following her introductory lecture on January 11, Professor Joan Roelofs will lead a 4-session class meeting Mondays and Wednesdays at the Center for Global Justice. The course will address these themes:

January 15: Introduction. How is...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
InternatIonal Law

Joan Roelofs

This presentation by Professor Joan Roelofs will touch on themes to be developed in more depth in her four-session course beginning the January 15, at the Center for Global Justice:

  • How is international law created and how is it enforced...
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Discussion with Georgeann Johnson

Released in July, 2017, only weeks before the arrival of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the Caribbean basin, and the earthquakes that wreaked havoc in Mexico and Central Amercia, and little more than a decade after An Inconvenient Truth...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018- 1:00 pm
Film
The Brainwashing of My Dad

As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely:...

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018- 11:00 am
Talk
The 2008 $20 Trillion Bank Bail-Out Revisited

Betsy Bowman

Jack Rasmus in Z Magazine (Dec. 2017, Vol. 30, No. 9, p 28) counts up the cost of the $800 billion TARP bank bail-out initiated in Sept. 2008, and the subsequent “quantitative easing programs” carried out by the Federal Reserve and Central...

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Debating Free Trade

Pat Coony, Cliff DuRand & Peter Weisberg

Free trade has been at the center of much political controversy in recent years. Both Bernie Sanders on the Left and Donald Trump on the Right have rejected the proposed TransPacific Partnership and the existing NAFTA. Liberal Hillary Clinton embraced...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Before the Flood

"If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
21st Century Climate Challenges

Atahualpa Caldera Sosa, Gregory Diamant & Georgeanne Johnson

One of the major challenges facing us today is climate disruption. The extremes of climate events are getting more extreme (major storms, drought, floods, polar ice caps melting, unprecedented warming, etc.). The science is clear but the solutions are...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

President Trump has appointed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as co-chair of an Election Integrity Commission. Kobach has promoted a Republican dark operation called Crosscheck, a secret purge list that helped steal the 2016 election....

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Venezuela: Revolution and Crisis

For over a decade Venezuela’s revolution lifted millions out of poverty, raised healthcare levels dramatically and achieved universal literacy by using the nation’s oil wealth for the benefit of those at the bottom of society. From the beginning the...

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Brainwashing of My Dad

As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely:...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Naomi Klein's "No Is Not Enough"

Gregory Diamant, Cliff DuRand & Susan Goldman

We live in perilous times. Environmental crises, the increased threat of nuclear war, austerity and the slashing of the social safety net are occupying our thoughts and emotions....

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017- 1:00 pm
Talk
Brazilian Social Movements Addressing Poverty

Dr. Gail Presbey

When the media gives us any news at all about Latin America’s largest country, Brazil, it is usually about its corrupt politicians. It is true they are abundant. But the good news that is ignored is about its popular struggles for social justice. Now...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Healthcare Justice 2017

Dan Neuspeil & Peter Weisberg

Is healthcare a privilege where wealth determines the quality of care or a basic human right? The U.S. is the only developed country that does not offer any form of universal health coverage....

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017- 1:00 pm
Talk
The Future of NAFTA?

Andrés Barreda Marín

In anticipation of Trump's promised revamping of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, or TLCAN in Spanish), many social movement organizations from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Cuban Revolution in Motion

Cliff DuRand

Cuba is re-forming its socialism. Building on the human development achieved over the past half century and more, this brave country is boldly re-inventing its socialism....

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017- 1:00 pm
Talk
Labor Under Fire

JoAnn Lum

In recent years, hard-won rights of U.S. workers have been steadily undermined, leading to such abuses as wage theft and modern forms of slavery. Trump's anti-immigrant policies have only escalated these attacks....

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Environmental Prize Winners

Discussion with Susan Goldman

The Goldman Environmental Prize honors women and men who take grassroots actions to protect the environment in their communities. Goldman Prize recipients focus on protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
James Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Black and gay, he was one of the sharpest writers of the civil-rights era. I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck,...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Trump & Racism

Enaid Savage

Racism has a great deal to do with the election of Donald Trump, but as Enaid Savage argues, not perhaps in the way that Americans may think. Savage contends that racism is a social construct that serves a function within society, and US society...

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code

It is said that racism is America’s original sin, often referring to anti-Black racism. But there is an earlier racism--the view that the original inhabitants of the Americas were barbarian and that civilized Europeans were superior and entitled by...

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Peaceful Activism: A Moral Imperative for a Nuclear Free Future

Gilberto Perez

Gilberto Perez is a member of the Buddhist order- Nipponzan Myohoji Sangha and one of the “Trident Three” protesters who were arrested at a Mothers Day demonstration at the Trident nuclear submarine base....

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Brainwashing of My Dad

As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely:...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017- 11:00 am
Ser Mujer
Women Risk Takers

Chelo Agundis, Alison Bastien, Angelica Juarez-Rios & Ann Medlock

Many girls are taught at an early age to strive for perfection, to be “good little girls” and not take the risk of making a mistake or causing trouble. “Don’t stick your neck out” we are told. What separates the well-behaved woman from the woman who...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Collage of Short Films about Goldman Environmental Prize-winning Women

The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America....

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Cuba: 21st Century Socialism

Jose Prieto interviewed by Cliff DuRand

Cuba is re-forming its socialism. Building on the human development achieved over the past half century and more, this brave country is boldly re-inventing its socialism. Recognizing that the state cannot do everything, it is opening up its economy to...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017- 6:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Maestra: What’s it Like to be a Woman in Cuba Today?

Discussion with Catherine Murphy & Aylin Wong

San Francisco-based filmmaker Catherine Murphy has spent much of the last 10 years working in Latin America and was asked to accompany Barack Obama on his historic trip to Cuba last March. She will be joined by Aylin Wong, from the Cultural bureau of...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017- 4:30 pm
Ser Mujer
Yo Soy Asi: Selected Shorts on the LGBTQ theme

Yo Soy Así, produced and directed by Jodi Savitz, is a documentary film which follows four Argentine, lesbian-identified women,...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Yo Soy Asi: Selected Shorts on the LGBTQ theme

Yo Soy Así, produced and directed by Jodi Savitz, is a documentary film which follows four Argentine, lesbian-identified women,...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Anxiety, Automation & the Future of Work

Gregory Diamant

Not only are we facing a rise in right wing authoritarianism  but climate disruption is looming over our lives. In the United States, the past thirty years has seen a rise in a collective anxiety fed by a media desperate for profit at any cost....

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth is a 2014 French-Brazilian biographical documentary film directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. It portrays the works of Salgado's father, the noted Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.

...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017- 11:00 am
Ser Mujer
Women & Water in San Miguel

Casilda Barajas & Jennifer Ungemach

Water access and quality issues impact women around the globe. Join Casilda and Jennifer (Caminos de Agua) to see how water flows through womens’ lives, celebrating emotions, confronting challenges, sharing realities, speaking truth, implementing...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
African Grandmothers Tribunal

This moving documentary from the Stephen Lewis Foundation shines a light on the urgent need to provide better protection for the human rights of African grandmothers....

Friday, Mar 17, 2017- 3:00 pm
Talk
Fairness & Accuracy in the Media

Jeff Cohen

At a time when the “news” media has become entertainment, fake facts abound, investigative journalism withers and the president attacks the media as the enemy, more than ever we need a bold, independent media. Media critic Jeff Cohen will open a...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017- 9:30 am
Tour
Visit to the GAIA Ecovillage

Led by Atahualpa Caldera Sosa

GAIA, the Interdisciplinary Environmental Action Group, is devoted to generating sustainable alternatives in urban, suburban and rural communities....

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017- 4:30 pm
Ser Mujer
Justice for My Sister

Director Kimberly Bautista provides an intimate look at violence against women in Guatemala by chronicling the three-year journey of Rebeca as she tries to hold her sister’s killer accountable....

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Justice for My Sister

Director Kimberly Bautista provides an intimate look at violence against women in Guatemala by chronicling the three-year journey of Rebeca as she tries to hold her sister’s killer accountable....

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017- 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
Consuming the Future

Discussion with Atahualpa Caldera Sosa

As consumers in a globalized world, we have become accustomed to having an enormous array of fresh vegetables available throughout the year....

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Brainwashing of My Dad

Discussion with filmmaker Jen Senko & media critic Jeff Cohen

As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely:...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Trapped

U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) have been passed by state legislatures....

Monday, Mar 13, 2017- 6:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Poetry Readings

Language: Spanish and English

Monday, Mar 13, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
El Salvador Emigration

Jose Chencho Alas

While Mexico has large numbers of its citizens in the US, per capita El Salvador has a far larger percentage of its people who have emigrated due to poverty and violence. Now under Donald Trump’s ethnic cleansing program, large numbers will be forced...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017- 4:30 pm
Ser Mujer
Daughters of the Forest

Directed by Samantha Grant, Daughters of the Forest tells the powerful, uplifting story of a small group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who attend a radical high school–...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Daughters of the Forest

Directed by Samantha Grant, Daughters of the Forest tells the powerful, uplifting story of a small group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who attend a radical high school–...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Toward a Workers' Economy

Marco Gómez Gómez & Maria Lucero Jiménez Guzmán

In this presentation, Marco Gómez Gómez will speak on The Workers´ Economy in the Age of Global Capitalism which will address capital concentration, global value-chains, and the global polity as the contemporary setting for a Workers´ Economy...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017- 5:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Take Back the Night

Ser Mujer will be organizing its second Take Back The Night as a way to celebrate International Women’s Day. Take Back The Night is an event that seeks to bring awareness to the public about sexual assault and offer a safe place for victims to break...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code

It is often said that racism is America’s original sin, referring to anti Black racism. But actually there was an earlier racism against the original inhabitants of the Americas....

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017- 1:00 pm
Ser Mujer
She's Beautiful When She's Angry

This documentary, directed by Mary Dore, resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement....

Monday, Mar 6, 2017- 6:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Ausencias

Laura Carlsen & Aracelli Rodriguez

The Disappeared: More than 28,000 people have gone missing during Mexico’s drug wars. What happened to them? This is the question that drives activist Aracelli Rodriguez whose son Luis Angel, a federal police officer, went missing in Michoacan in 2009...

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017- 5:00 pm
Ser Mujer
Women Composers from Around the World

This conference-concert presents several female composers from different epochs and places around the (Western) world, such as Maria Szymanowska, Pauline Viardot, Teresa Carreño, Amy Beach and María Teresa Lara. The speaker shares her passion for the...

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017- 11:00 am
Film
Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore’s film “Where To Invade Next” is a welcome antidote to America First chauvinism. Moore takes us to numerous European countries to highlight more progressive social policies in areas of education, the prison...

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Fire at Sea

Discussion with Sallie Latch

Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, the Mediterranean island Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe.

...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, ...

Friday, Feb 24, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Cooperativism & the Solidarity Economy

Juan Gerardo Domínguez Carrasco

Cooperatives have been recognized globally as the most important agent in the construction of a new society and as key to the advancement of the new world envisioned in the World Social Forum....

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017- 1:00 pm Book Launch: Moving Beyond Capitalism

Gregory Diamant & Cliff DuRand

Join us to celebrate the publication the of the Center for Global Justice's latest book, Moving Beyond Capitalism. The Book contains key presentations from a  2014 conference...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017- 11:00 am
Film
The Take

Argentina’s 2001 economic crisis saw the mass collapse of the country’s financial institutions, leaving more than half the country living in poverty (some sources put the figure as high as three quarters for 2002). Following the economic collapse,...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017- 11:00 am
Film
Fuel

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11-year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks...

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017- 1:00 pm
Talk
Sartre's Existentialist Ethics in the Era of Trump

Betsy Bowman & Bob Stone

How will history remember 2017? Will it be remembered as the year of Trump or as the year of resistance to Trump? Bowman and Stone claim that it’s up to us.

Compare 2017 with the year 1944 in France. Is 1944 remembered by its...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017- 2:00 pm
Tour
Las Rancheritas at Agustin Gonzalez

Led by Yolanda Millan

"Las Rancheritas" is a group of women who have been working together for 16 years in the production of handmade wool rugs. From a workshop on cooperativism given by the Center for Global Justice in 2013, this group decided to work differently, putting...

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017- 11:00 am
Forum
What is to be Done?

Led by Peter Weisberg

With new outrages coming from the White House daily, the pressing question for most USians is “What is to be Done?”  Demonstrations, marches, and other forms of direct action spring up spontaneously around the country as well as here in San Miguel. ...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Inequality for All

Economic inequality has always been a key feature of capitalism.  But it is now becoming increasingly clear to many that today’s growing massive inequality threatens to destroy capitalism itself.  Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert...

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Grutas de Tolantongo

Discussion led by director Atahualpa Caldera Sosa

Poverty, emigration, social pathologies of all sorts seem to be a dominant story in Mexico as many despair for the future.  For that reason, the success of a communal cooperative in nearby Hildago State is all the more inspiring.  There an ejidal...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017- 11:00 am
Class
Varieties of Socialism

Joan Roelofs

Today, increasing numbers of people are finding socialism to be an attractive idea as an alternative to capitalism. But what is it? The socialist idea has a long history. In this 4-day class, political scientist Joan Roelofs will discuss various...

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017- 9:00 am
Workshop
How to Resist!

Victor Bremson

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Trumping on the Undocumented

Carole Lapidus

Although the United States is a nation of immigrants, for much of its history many immigrant groups have been treated almost as badly as the natives of this continent. Today it is Mexicans and Central Americans who are the Others being given the harsh...

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017- 11:00 am
Film
13th

Centered on race in the US criminal justice system, the film title refers to the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).  The critically acclaimed film 13th argues that slavery is being...

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017- 1:00 pm
Talk
Varieties of Socialism

Cliff DuRand & Joan Roelofs

Bernie Sanders has put the word “socialism” into our current political discourse. Other candidates and the media ignored his ‘democratic socialism.” However, young people (and others) today are not afraid of the ‘S’ word. But what does it mean? A...

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017- 1:00 pm
Talk
El Presidente Trump

Laura Carlsen

Noted journalist Laura Carlsen argues that if Trump follows through on his promise of massive deportations, this would generate an instant unemployment crisis. If he can stem the flow of remittances to families in Mexico, it will have a devastating...

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Snowden

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has made a dramatic thriller about the most famous and controversial whistle blower of our time: Edward Snowden.  What Snowden revealed to the public was the massive surveillance the US government engaged in against its own...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017- 1:00 pm
Talk
How the Democrats Elected Donald Trump

Jeff Faux

Today, Democratic Party leaders are blaming everyone from Vladimir Putin to James Comey to the Electoral College for their defeat in November. But they should look in the mirror. After Years of neoliberal economic policies that favored Wall Street...

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Globalization & Its Discontents

Gregory Diamant, Cliff DuRand & Joan Roelofs

Four decades of corporate-led neoliberal globalization facilitated by Democratic and Republican elites alike that have undermined the American Dream for so many working people, finally blew back on them in last year’s presidential election....

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Requiem for the American Dream

Is a teach-in by the preeminent public intellectual Noam Chomsky.  He explains in depth how the concentration of wealth and power has undermined the American dream of upward class mobility as well as democracy.  Chomsky draws on philosophy, history...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

Heist traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled “Attack on American Free Enterprise System.” Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce,...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
Two Solutions to the On-going Global Economic Crisis

Betsy Bowman

The dead-end of neoliberalism is simply that outsourcing production to low-wage areas of the world has lowered salaries in the main consuming countries – the US, Europe and Japan – to the point where people can't buy what is...

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Capitalism Hits the Fan

With great clarity, renowned economics professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017- 1:00 pm
Film
Wall Street

Greed is Good. This is the credo of the aptly named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the antihero of Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Gekko, a high-rolling corporate raider, is idolized by young-and-hungry broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen)....

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017- 11:00 am
Talk
The Refugee Crisis in Greece

An Eyewitness Report by Sallie Latch

The flood of refugees into Europe from Syria as well as other countries has made visible the human cost of the instability of the region. Last spring our own Sallie Latch responded to this humanitarian crisis by going to the Greek island of Somos to...

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
Fecha alternativa of ?? Talk from Mayfirst NY

Cliff DuRand & Chris Kellogg

Now that Latin American "Pink Tide seems to be receding as some of those leaders have died, some have lost power to conservative U.S. friendly leaders, some have had to seriously compromise their hopes.  Panelists Chris Kellogg and Cliff DuRand will...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016- 4:00 pm
Film
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - #9 Bush & Clinton: American Triumphalism – New World Order

Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script.[5] This 2012 documentary mini-series for Showtime covers "the reasons...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
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In 2009, Director Oliver Stone set out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
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Discussion with Peter Weisberg

In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
?? Talk from Mayfirst NY

Cliff DuRand & Jennifer Ungemach

In this event, the Center for Global Justice looks at a country that is blazing hopeful new trails.  Cuba: Organic Agriculture and Cooperatives will look at how Cuba became a world leader in organic agriculture and is now poised to also become the...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016- 4:00 pm
Film
Translation - Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - #2 Roosevelt, Truman & Wallace

Discussion with Cliff DuRand

Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script.[5] This 2012 documentary mini-series for Showtime covers "the reasons...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Citizenfour

Discussion with Gregory Diamant

Directed by Oscar® nominee Laura Poitras (“My Country, My Country”), CITIZENFOUR chronicles Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s remarkable encounters with Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he hands over classified documents that...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Herod's Law

Discussion with Cliff DuRand

Herod's Law (original Spanish title La ley de Herodes) is a 1999 Mexican comedy produced by Bandidos Films. A fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and...

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
Gerardo Renique on US-Mexico Border Solidarity

Cliff DuRand & Others TBA

This presentation will cover the history and political implications of the making of the waves of US-Mexican international policy for contemporary struggles for labor, immigrant and civil rights across at the US-Mexican border region. We will look at...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016- 4:00 pm
Film
Translation of Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - #7 Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune

Discussion with Peter Weisberg

Translation - Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script.[5] This 2012 documentary mini-series for Showtime covers "the...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
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Discussion with Cliff DuRand

The Mexican-American War was the first major conflict driven by the idea of "Manifest Destiny:" the belief that America had a God-given right, or destiny, to expand the country's borders from 'sea to shining sea'. Following the earlier Texas War of...

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
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Discussion with Atahualpa Caldera Sosa

“13 Pueblos” by award winning Mexican filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone chronicles citizens from 13 Morelos villages and their struggle against environmental degradation from human misuse and industrial and commercial projects brought on by NAFTA. To...

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
??Water Panel

Cesar Arias & Atahualpa Caldera Sosa

Desertification and declining access to potable water are central features of global warming and the worldwide environmental crisis. By 2030, a 40% global shortfall in a stable supply of good-quality fresh water is expected. The situation in San...

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016- 11:00 am The San Miguel Water Crisis

Desertification and declining access to potable water are central features of global warming and the worldwide environmental crisis. By 2030, a 40% global shortfall in a stable supply of good-quality fresh water is expected. As of 2008, 70% of the...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016- 4:00 pm
Film
Translation - Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - #6 JFK: To the Brink

Discussion with Cliff DuRand

Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script.[5] This 2012 documentary mini-series for Showtime covers "the reasons...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016- 1:00 am
Film
??Flow

Discussion with Peter Weisberg

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.

Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016- 12:00 pm
Film
Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

Discussion with Filmmaker Holly Yasui

On November 16, President Obama announced the awarding of a Medal of Freedom to Minoru Yasui in recognition of his lifelong fight for justice, including his challenge of discriminatory orders...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
Post Convention: Where Do We Go From Here

Nellie Bailey, Gregory Diamant & Peter Weisberg

The marathon infomercials from our two major political parties have finally ended.  And progressives are now left with the question “Where do we progressives go from here?”  Do we simply support the non-Trump lesser of two evils?  Do we build a third...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016- 4:00 pm
Film
Translation - Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - #5 The '50s: Eisenhower, the Bomb & The Third World

Discussion with Peter Weisberg

Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script.[5] This 2012 documentary mini-series for Showtime covers "the reasons...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
The War on Democracy

A Film by John Pilger followed by discussion with Gregory Diamant

La historia del manipulación de países latinoamericanos por Estados Unidos durante los últimos 50 años, inclusive la verdad detrás del derrocamiento procurado del Presidente de Venezuela Hugo Chávez en 2002.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016- 12:00 pm
Film
Climate Change w Jim & Susan or Dirty Wars

Discussion with Susan Goldman

Many in San Miguel have read Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything.”  Now she has collaborated with her husband Avi Lewis to put it on the big screen in a powerful documentary.  Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, “This...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016- 4:00 pm
Film
Translation - Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - #4 The Cold War: 1945-1950

Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script.[5] This 2012 documentary mini-series for Showtime covers "the reasons...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016- 11:00 am
Film
Rick Wolff: Why Socialism

Discussion with Gregory Diamant

Noted economist Richard Wolff presents monthly economic analyses in New York City, co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church, that provide invaluable information on key issues of our time. We will screen his June...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016- 11:00 am
Film
Chip Berlet on the Right

Chip Berlet & Bill Fletcher

Why now?  What does it mean for our democracy?  How does it impact our role in the world?  How can we counter it? This discussion with social justice and labor activist Bill Fletcher, host of the television show The Global African, and...

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Requiem for the American Dream: Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

Through interviews filmed over four years, Noam Chomsky discusses the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. He unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Ejido Tolantongo

This community built and operated complex of pools in the state of Hidalgo is considered one of the top co-ops in Mexico given the quality of their operations. Thousands of gallons of hot water pour out of various springs on the mountainside where it...

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
Progressive San Miguel?

A panel with Yolanda Millan, Gabriela Osorio & Dylan Terrell

Speakers from Caminos de Agua, TOSMA, the popular Saturday Organic Farmers Market, and Tiangus Multitrueque, an...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Taking Root

Discussion with Georgeann Johnson

Taking Root is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Wangari Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
The Next American Revolution

A Documentary with Gar Alperovitz

While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that...

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
Moving Beyond Capitalism: Declaring Independence from Wall Street

Betsy Bowman, Cliff DuRand & Others TBA

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016- 4:00 pm
Film
Translation - Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - #1 World War II

Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script.[5] This 2012 documentary mini-series for Showtime covers "the reasons...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Translation of Where to Invade Next

Translation of Michael Moore’s new film “Where To Invade Next” takes us to numerous European countries to highlight more progressive social policies there in areas of education, the prison system, drug policy, the workplace, health and many other...

Monday, May 30, 2016- 10:30 am
Film Premiere
Twenty Years of Advances for Women in Mexico

This is a joint program with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende.

Friday, Mar 4, 2016- 1:00 pm
Talk
Syria Unmasked - Translation

James Paul

Translation -
The Center for Global Justice is fortunate to be able to present a talk by Dr. Paul on the current conflict next Friday.  In addition to the warring Islamist groups, James Paul will also tell us about non-violent secular groups...

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
This Changes Everything

Discussion with Cliff DuRand

Much of San Miguel has read Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything.”  Now she has collaborated with her husband Avi Lewis to put it on the big screen in a powerful documentary.  Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, “This...

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
Climate Change, War and the US Military

Betsy Bowman

For forty years scientists have been warning of the warming effects of the continued burning of fossil fuels.  Study after study, exposé after exposé, evidence of denial and cases of criminal obfuscation on the part of the petroleum industry...

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
The Big Short

Discussion with Betsy Bowman

It’s 2016 and the global economy is still suffering from the housing crash of 2008.  “Did no one see this coming?” was the refrain heard from Buckingham Palace to Timbuktu.  Well...

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Grutas de Tolantongo

Discussion with filmmaker Atahualpa Caldera

Grutas de Tolantongo is a worker owned eco-resort in the State of Hidalgo. Tolantongo is situated in a spectacular box canyon where a thermal river flows from the side of a mountain. Working together, the campesinos have built warm infinity pools to...

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
Moving Beyond Capitalism

Betsy Bowman, Cliff DuRand & Bob Stone

The co-founders of the Center for Global Justice, Cliff DuRand, Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone, will discuss institutions and practices that presently exist in the nooks and crannies of capitalist societies that point to an alternative.  Worker self-...

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore’s new film “Where To Invade Next” takes us to numerous European countries to highlight more progressive social policies there in areas of education, the prison system, drug policy, the workplace, health and many other areas of daily life...

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016- 1:00 pm
Film
The End of Poverty?

Discussion with Cliff DuRand

Why are the people living in some of the richest countries in terms of resources always the poorest people in the world?  Why are there poor countries and rich countries at all?  How did this come about and can it be overcome?  The documentary film "...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016- 11:00 am
Talk
NATO: The Bananazation of Europe

Dr. Joan Roelofs

NATO has been the U.S.'s premier military alliance since the 1940s. It was to defend Europe against a supposed threat from the Soviet Union. But now, a quarter century after the demise of the U.S.S.R., NATO continues and has expanded its operations...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016- 1:00 pm
Talk
A Conversation with John Perkins: Social and Environmental Justice

International bestselling author and global change agent John Perkins will deliver a keynote address at the San Miguel Writers' Conference on Friday February 12, at 11:00 am. The event coincides with the release of his latest book, The New...