The College of Education, the LLSS Graduate Student Association (LLSS-GSA), the Latin American Programs in Education (LAPE), the American Indian Language Policy Research and Teacher Training Center, and the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII), will host a presentation of the book, New World of Indigenous Resistance: Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America on Tuesday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building Theater.
The book, co-edited by Lois Meyer, UNM associate professor and chair of the Department of Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies, and Benjamín Maldonado, academic director of the College for Integral Intercultural Education of Oaxaca, Mexico, is about indigenous activists and scholars from across the Americas who converse with and challenge Noam Chomsky concerning the impacts of globalization on communal ways of life, the role of the school in these processes and indigenous forms of resistance and renewal. It brings an important and hopeful message not only for educators, but for the entire community by including other voices from North, South and Central America.
About the editors...
Benjamín Maldonado Alvarado is the academic director at the College for Integral Intercultural Education of Oaxaca, Mexico. An anthropologist originally from Mexico City, has lived for 30 years in Oaxaca, where he has worked professionally alongside diverse indigenous communities. In 2010 he received his doctorate in Amerindian Studies from the University of Leiden, Holland.
Maldonado has published many books and articles on topics such as indigenous education, Oaxacan indigenous comunalidad, Magonist anarchism, and autonomy.
His most recent book is: Lois Meyer and Benjamín Maldonado (Eds.) New World of Indigenous Resistance. Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South and Central America. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2010.
Lois M. Meyer is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies at UNM. Meyer is an applied linguist and bilingual educator who has collaborated for more than a decade with the Coalition of Indigenous Teachers and Promoters of Oaxaca (CMPIO).
Meyer received her Ph.D. from the UCLA in 1991, with specialty areas in bilingualism, second language acquisition and language education. After 11 years preparing bilingual teachers at San Francisco State University, followed by a year as a Fulbright researcher in Oaxaca, Meyer moved to the Department of Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is now serving as chair of LLSS.
She has published books and articles on the education of minoritized learners in the U.S., effective strategies for working with second language learners, transformative pedagogies, indigenous language revitalization efforts, and comparative (Mexican/U.S.) language policies. New World of Indigenous Resistance is her second book produced in collaboration with Benjamín Maldonado.
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Noam Chomsky's Book, 'New World of Indigenous Resistance,' Topic of Presentation
April 26, 2011